Overeating Recovery - Take a Walk
Stress During Celebrations
It is very common to feel stressed and run-down during the holiday season or when special occasions arise like weddings, birthday parties, and social gatherings. With various celebrations coming up, it is time to start thinking about regulating your lifestyle to keep your body in top shape throughout the festivities. There is so much stress during these times that your immune system will suffer. When that happens, the overall power of your body becomes weaker. You may even end up sick if you don't take the time to take care of yourself.
Overeating happens during celebrations. The best remedy is to be active whether you walk by yourself, with a dog, family, or friends.
Walks Are Good for You and Pleasurable
The smart thing to do is take a walk after eating a large meal. After a large meal, like a holiday gathering with family and friends, a walk is one of the most pleasurable memories. I hold them dear to my heart. I eat more delicious treats during family and friend celebrations. My family thankfully takes a walk after each holiday dinner. Those walks bring me great pleasure because we enjoy all the colors of the season and simple conversations. The walks easily lift our guilty pleasure of overindulging.
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Walking as Exercise
I have shared many ideas with clients on the importance of walking after gorging oneself. I encourage them to take a walk sometime between three to five hours after a huge holiday meal. I stress the importance that they walk for at least 30 minutes but 45 minutes is best. My family did not once wait hours after stuffing ourselves. We hit a good pace once we had the dishes cleaned up, perhaps 30 minutes afterward. No matter how you look at it, taking a walk after indulging large meal benefits the body.
Three Miles Per Hour
You don't have to hike up a mountain or race walk to the nearest fitness club. Create a pace of three miles per hour. Wear decent, comfortable walking shoes. Avoid any shoe with a heel. Cross-training or shoes designed for walking are best. At that three miles per hour, you can hold a decent conversation with your family and friends and avoid being out of breath and having to rest. The aerobic activity after overeating will begin to burn carbohydrates that would have otherwise remained around the body.
Those walks bring me great pleasure because we enjoy all the colors of the season and simple conversations. The walks easily lift our guilty pleasure of overindulging.
Burn Calories While You Walk
I advised my clients to walk as a way of burning calories. You prevent more fat stored on the body. If you work out regularly, you get the benefits of having more muscle and burning up the extra calories. Even if you don’t work out regularly, you will burn calories. The calories you burn is not as effective as some who works out regularly. With that tidbit, I encourage you to work out at least three times a week.
If you didn’t walk after you overindulged, don’t worry about it, because walking the next day on an empty stomach might do the trick. Set up a time to meet with your friends and family. Take a nice walk in a park, by the river, or around a lake.
The idea is to be active whether you walk by yourself, with a dog, family, or friends. Get the exercise and start a routine. Three times a week for at least 30 minutes each time or 45 minutes is even better. Walk about three miles per hour. Think of it as a way to start a whole new life while encouraging your friends or family to live a healthier life.
If you do start to feel ill and run-down, slow down and rest.
Whatever remedies you have to keep your illness in check take action with those remedies, whether it is visits to the chiropractor or taking a dose of oregano oil, garlic capsules, and homeopathic or naturopathic treatments.
Keep in mind that you don't want to end up with a cold or flu during any celebration like the holidays. So, listen to your body and take precautions. Whatever you do, make sure you enjoy yourself wisely - it's such a festive time, and enjoy yourself.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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