Why do you have to wait an are hour after we eat to go swimming
You actually don’t have to wait an hour after eating to go swimming. It is an old wives tale. Have a good day. Thanks for using ChaCha! [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/why-do-you-have-to-wait-an-are-hour-after-we-eat-to-go-swimming ]
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- Do you really need to wait an hour to go swimming after you eat??
- No, about 10-15 minutes is usually enough, i have swam about 1/2 hour after eating and it hasn’t affected me.
- Is it true that you have to wait 1 hour after eating to go swimmi…?
- No, it isn’t true. It was thought that when you ate, the blood would be diverted from your muscles to your digestive system, which would cause cramps if you exerted yourself. If you were swimming you’d drown. It was proved wrong a long time…
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- Why do you have to wait an hour after you eat to go swimming ?
- A: Well you don’t really have to wait an hour…but the reasoning behind the saying is that if you do physical activity after eating, you usually cramp up. If you are doing anything other than swimming it is no big deal. But if you cramp up while swimming, there is a potential for drowning. Hope this helps!
- why do you have a wait an hour before swimming after you eat?
- Q: will I die if I eat and swim?
- A: to allow time for digestionif u dont wait, u may cramp up and u wont be able to swim if the tide takes u out too far.Actually, the recommendation to wait an hour after swimming probably should be applied to most forms of physical exercise/exertion. When you eat and the food gets into the stomach and then into the small intestine (where most of the work of digestion and absorption takes place), the body ‘pulls’ extra blood into the body’s middle (around the internal organs), so that the nutrients can then be transferred into the blood and sent to the rest of the body. Since you have a fixed amount of blood in your body, the amount of the blood that is left in the outer muscles must then be less. So, you have less blood in the large muscles that you need for exercise…and that increases the chances for muscle cramping (due to the production of by-products, such as lactic acid, which are toxic to the muscles). Dr. Titchenal also mentioned that maybe where the ‘old wive’s tale’ about waiting for swimming, in particular, originated because when you are swimming you are usually face-down. This might make you more prone to getting sick to your stomach and throwing up, because of the stomach being full and your face is in the water. I wonder if anyone ever tested this after eating by swimming face down and then swimming on his/her back? So, bottom line: it may be a good idea not to exercise for about an hour after eating (particularly a big meal), regardless of the exercise.
- Why do I have to wait an hour after eating, to go swimming?
- A: You must have talked to my mom. Actually you don’t. Go right in.
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