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How to reap the benefits

Walking is a low-impact activity that offers a number of health benefits. A person should take the length and intensity of a walk into account to reap the maximum advantages.

Research suggests that a short walk after eating helps manage a person’s blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels. Moderate daily exercise can also reduce gas and bloating, improve sleep, and boost heart health.

However, there are potential downsides to walking after eating. These include indigestion and stomach pain. A person should consider the length, intensity, and timing of their post-meal walk.

While walking has many benefits, there is limited evidence

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