Taking a half-hour walk 12 to 16 hours before your big thanksgiving meal is the best way to stay healthy says a new study.
Researchers found that people who take a walk 12 to 16 hours before their big meal see a significant reduction in the type of fat known as triglycerides.
According to the Wall Street Journal Triglycerides push their way through arterial walls and increased levels have been linked to a high risk of heart attack.
Researcher are not sure why such a long period between working out and eating helps the body but they point to cellular changes in the body during exercise that can last up to 48 hours.
While a brisk walk half a day before your big meal is a good idea the researchers point out that consistently exercising is still the best way to avoid dangerous fats that can cause heart and other problems.
According to director of Baylor University’s Center for Healthy Living:
“Those people wishing to start an exercise regimen can see beneficial effects on postprandial lipids with just one session.”
Do you find that exercising before big meals leaves you feeling better about your overall health hours after the meal has been consumed and digested?
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