4. The beauty of sleep.
The urban legend blaming weight gain on long hours of slumber is exactly that: a myth. However, there are a few rules to remember when aiming for a healthy rest after a meal.
Heading to bed on a full stomach and positioning the body horizontally for a long period of time after a meal increases the risk of heartburn and a highly acidic system … aka … a bad idea.
5. Science of the steamy shower.
Well-known fact: our core body temperature increases during a hot shower or bath. To counteract this change in environment, our intelligent bodies pulse a little more blood to the top layer of skin, or epidermis, than usual.
That means there’s less blood flow everywhere else. Faced with increased heat, your body is left without the fluid it needs to keep ‘revving the engine.’ The results? A slowed digestive system and equally slower metabolism.
The idea behind a half hour wait prior to swimming wasn’t entirely a tall tale after all.
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