Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What About .. Nah

Is it True that you have to wait 30 minutes after eating to go swimming?

As a child, no time seemed longer than the the time spent wait to jump back into the water after a meal. All these years i thought it was based upon medical sciene but truly it was nervous parents after all.
Digestion begins as soon as you put your food into your mouth but once the food arrives in your stomach -- and four hours later it passes to your small intestine and then two hours later its on to the large intestine for another 14 hours.

So why 30 minutes. No idea!

Use your head though -- I use mine often -- listen to signals from your body If you feel pain, cramping, or severe fatigue when swimming get out but please don;'t puke in the pool!

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