This is part of a series I’ve been creating for Azumio. Azumio is an app company dedicated to improve health and wellness by tracking sleep and steps, monitoring your glucose levels and heart rate, and providing exercise libraries and routines.
Eating on the go, whether in your car, on the way to a meeting, or even while at your desk working on a big project, seems like you’re killing two birds with one stone, but it’s actually not helping you.
Your body is constantly in one of two states: sympathetic or parasympathetic. If you’re working out, walking around, trying to solve a complex problem, or are stressed out, your body is in a sympathetic state. If you’re sleeping, or relaxed, your body is in a parasympathetic state. Digestion functions best in the parasympathetic state. So, if you’ve been eating in the sympathetic state, it’s very possible you’re not digesting your food well and not getting enough of the nutrients your body needs to run well.
To get the nutrients you need and prevent or cut down on some digestive issues, break free of eating distracted or on the go. There are lots of things you can do before you eat and while you eat to relax, get in a parasympathetic state, and digest more of your food.