What is your favorite thing to do after eating a big (or even small) meal?
… or maybe sit down to watch some TV, a movie, or read a book.
RELAXATION IS GOOD AND NECESSARY! It is good to give our body the rest it needs and deserves. You should always listen to your body and when it is telling you to rest, by all means…REST!
It is a New Year, and it is time to start a new post dinner tradition. I am here to offer you an alternative…a small change to your habits that can have a great effect on your overall health in the long run. It really is the frequent, small changes you make to your lifestyle that will lead to big changes in the long run.
SUGGESTION: After you eat, go for a short walk.
Now, I am not telling you to walk five miles, a fifteen-minute walk will do just fine!
Walking after you eat not only is a great way to burn some calories, but it also helps you to better digest the food you just consumed. Walking after you eat lowers your blood sugar. It helps to clear the glucose (sugar) from your blood stream because more of it is taken up by your muscles. Walking and being active of course improves your mood as well, and it is always a good opportunity to get your creative juices flowing! You really can’t go wrong with choosing to take a walk after dinner. Make it a habit, make it a tradition!
This does not have to a new habit for just you. Get the whole family bundled up and out the door, take the dog out for a walk, go for a walk with your significant other, or call up a friend and set up an evening walk tradition! People need other people. Be intentional and form good habits with others to live a better life!
“You can’t pour from an empty cup.”
Important food for thought: Taking care of yourself is also taking care of others in your life. When you are good to yourself, you will find yourself more easily being good to others.
Take up a new tradition and try out a post dinner walk!
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