So you just had an enormous meal—plus dessert.

Before you slip into a food coma, you can make yourself feel a bit more comfortable by doing these things first.

First thing s first, you need to get on your feet.

As registered dietician Leslie Bonci explains to Sophie Bushwick at Popular Science, movement is a major part of digesting food:

If you take yourself from a sitting to a standing position, you re going to move food more quickly and feel less uncomfortable sooner than if you just sit down.

Moving will tell your body it needs energy and move the food from your stomach to your intestines, and that will make you feel less like you re about to explode.

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