5 Things To Avoid After A Meal And The Healthy Reasons Why

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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.

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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.

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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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