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The Best Thing To Do After a Meal

Andrew Merle
2 min readDec 7, 2022


There is one universal activity that is best following a meal, regardless of your diet preferences.

Going for a walk.

Going for a walk is beneficial at any time, but it is especially impactful after a meal.

This is especially true if you have a meal higher in sugar and refined carbs.

Sugar and starch spike your blood sugar, which is typically not a good thing, especially if you just go sit on the couch.

That glucose will get stored as fat, to be used as energy at a later time. In our sedentary culture, that time usually never comes.

The better option is to go for a walk, which makes use of the glucose in a helpful way — for your muscles.

Muscles soak up glucose when they are activated, so it’s important to engage your muscles following a meal.

Of course, high intensity exercise makes fantastic use of glucose as well, but that’s not a great idea following a big meal.

A walk is the perfect intensity level to dispose of the glucose in a beneficial way without upsetting your stomach after eating.

It doesn’t take much — even a 10-minute walk will stabilize blood sugar levels following a meal.



Andrew Merle

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