If you are reading this article then I am sure that you are suffering from stomach gas. As a matter of fact, stomach gas in itself is not bad unless it is generated in excessive amount. As a matter of fact, a lot of people experience slight bloating and gas in their tummies during or after eating, but unless it lingers for a very long time, you don’t need to be alarmed!
Generally speaking, stomach gas is formed when the friendly bacteria inside our system, together with our digestive enzyme, attempt to break down the food we eat so as to enable the body to absorb its essential nutrients! As a matter of fact, there are some foods such as Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, etc., that would produce an excessive amount of gas; these foods should be at best, avoided, or taken in low amounts!
Of course, food alone cannot always be blamed for bloating. Sometimes, if you swallow food hurriedly without chewing it well, your digestive system finds it hard to break down this poorly chewed food, which in turn produces an enormous amount of stomach gas. Also, eating a lot of food too fast (like a wolf) can cause bloating. In order to avoid chronic stomach bloating, your best bet would be to chew food slowly and eat only a small morsel at a time; that way, you would make it easier for your system to process the food!
As for exercises to rid you of a bloated abdomen, here are some that are proven to work all the time:
Walking: No, I don’t mean taking a pedometer along with you and walking a couple of miles; in this instance, you should aim for a lighter stroll, preferably around your house or inside your garden! A light walking after eating can do wonders for your health: it can give your colon muscles that much-needed push to make them speed up the process of digestion and elimination of food; in addition, walking can also help you lose weight; moreover, walking has also been proven to keep our circulatory system and heart healthy! Note, however, that a stressful, strenuous round of walk immediately after having a meal is only going to make your health worse!
Rocking: Get a rocking chair, and then rock! Yep, it is not so much of an exercise, but still, it is damn good for your stomach! When you rock, you have to move your body up and down, and as you might know, any kind of muscle movement is going to make your colon muscles work harder to digest your food!
Swinging: Swinging helps for the same reason as rocking: when swing up and down, you move your muscles (including your leg muscles) back and forth, thereby giving your colon muscles the encouragement required to work on processing your food!
One common characteristic of all these exercises is that none of them are what I would call ‘hardcore’; these are light exercises that are good for your digestion. If you do hardcore exercises immediately after eating, then that can spell doom for your digestive system; so please don’t do it!
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