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What is the best time of day to exercise and should you do it before or after eating?

What is the best time of day to exercise and should you do it before or after eating?

Anytime: There is no best time. Workout when you feel like it. Not only will it help you to put more effort into it but also make it more enjoyable. So people workout in the morning because they feel energized afterwards. Some like to work out at night because they have more energy then. Most prefer to eat after (may feel sick if running on a full stomach) or have a small snack before to give you energy. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Please explain what hapens if i exercise after eating dinner?

Please explain what hapens if i exercise after eating dinner?

Curl, then hurl.: Realizing that there's a finite amount of blood in the body at any given time, after you eat a large amount of blood is shunted to the GI tract to receive nutrients from what you ate. If you then go exercise, blood gets shunted towards the muscles, heart and lungs by necessity, and thereby gets removed from the GI tract, impacting GI function and causing you to maldigest and likely vomit. ...Read more

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Will i get appendicitis after eating if i go do exercise?

Will i get appendicitis after eating if i go do exercise?

Exercise and: Eating do not contribute to appendicitis. Be sure to drink extra fluids to hydrate and rehydrate after the exercising regimen. ...Read more

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Type 2 diabetic for 7 years.No meds; diet & exercise. After eating counts are good, but fasting counts are rising. Suggestions on how to lower?

Type 2 diabetic for 7 years.No meds; diet & exercise. After eating counts are good, but fasting counts are rising. Suggestions on how to lower?

Take Metformin: As we grow older, we tend to shift in a "diabetogenic" direction. We become Insulin resistant, and our blood sugar and Insulin both tend to rise. Meformin restores Insulin receptor sensitivity, and blocks the production of sugar by the liver (gluconeogenesis). I understand your reluctance to take "drugs." metformin is a derivative of the french lilac, used for diabetes for hundreds of years. ...Read more

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I am type 2 diabetic for 7 years. No meds, just diet/exercise. My after-eating counts are good with my good diet, but fasting counts rising.What to do?

I am type 2 diabetic for 7 years. No meds, just diet/exercise. My after-eating counts are good with my good diet, but fasting counts rising.What to do?

Biotin,B3,Chromium &: Consider vitamins & herbs. Many vitamins have been shown to be very beneficial for diabetics. Biotin has been shown to significantly lower blood sugar in both type 1 & type 2 diabetes. Niacin, esp. When combined with chromium, helps to lower glucose levels. Magnesium, vitamin e, vit d, coenzyme q10 & Alpha lipoic acid are among the other vitamins i believe every diabetic should take. See comment:. ...Read more

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How long should one wait after eating to exercise or lie down to nap?

How long should one wait after eating to exercise or lie down to nap?

No hard & fast rule: Generally its difficult to exercise right after a heavy meal. A light snack may enable you to work out in about 30mins. Listen to your body. It will let you know when its ready for exercise - whether its light or heavy exercise. Naps - in many european and asian countries its customary to have a siesta in the afternoon after lunch. There is no harm in hitting the sack for a 30min nap after lunch. ...Read more

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What to do if I have allergic reaction if I do exercise after eating shrimps?

What to do if I have allergic reaction if I do exercise after eating shrimps?

Exercise induced: Food associated anaphylaxis is uncommon, but can happen. Wheat and shrimp are the most common culprits. Patients can eat the food without exercising, or exercise without eating the food and be fine. Be very careful to not eat shrimp within 4 hours of exercise and i would suggest not at all on exercise days. You should also see an allergist and have an Epipen (epinephrine) available. ...Read more

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Having a bloated stomach after eating can be prevented by exercise?

Having a bloated stomach after eating can be prevented by exercise?

Sometimes ---: You also have to evaluate your food choices and other dietary habits. Make sure there's no food intolerance and that your food quantity/quality is right. Bloating could be associated with certain food like milk or beans, high fiber diet with poor water intake. Exercise will not hurt. ...Read more

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Generalized weak feeling accompanied by trembling, can be a couple hours after eating or fasting. Exercise makes it worse.

Sounds like...: ...Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). You should be seen to make the diagnosis. Something you can try is eating small meals more often low in sugar and carbohydrates. Also trying to eat something healthy every 2 hours. I hope this helps. ...Read more