Big Believer In Walking Off A Heavy Meal? Bad News
If you’ve been walking home from the restaurant to ‘work off’ some of those recently consumed calories, don’t bother, you’re wasting your time and post pig out energy.
Bonn university recently conducted a research to find out if going for a stroll after a large meal was beneficial for the body. The findings were somewhat depressing, it turns out going for a walk is no more useful than slumping in front of a screen for the night.
Bonn asked 26 men and women to destroy a high fat pizza and chips then either go for a 30-minute walk or simply sit and rest their feet and tummies.
They then tested the subject’s levels of triglycerides. Triglycerides are the blood lipids or blood fats that increase the risk of heart disease. Bonn also tested their blood sugar readings.
Strangely, there was little or no difference in the results. Whether a person had sat or gone for a stroll showed the same blood fat and sugar levels.
Walking after a meal may not be a complete waste of time, after all the fresh wind might feel good on your food induced sweaty forehead.