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Is walking after a meal good for you?

Walking after a meal is a common activity in lots of cultures, known as a Shatapawali in India, or a Passeggiata in Italy. A folk saying in Chinese roughly translates as “if you take 100 steps after each meal, you’ll live to be 99.” But is there any scientific evidence backing the health benefits of these post-meal traditions? Are there any potential negative impacts of taking a stroll after eating, and how long should you wait before doing so?

We’ve spoken to some health experts to get their opinion on whether walking after a meal is good for you, and

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