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Offline stana

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Swimming or bathing after a big meal..
« on: 21/01/2008 18:34:55 »
Hey. Ive heard rumors about swimming or going into the bath after having a heavy meal..that it causes cramps?

Is this the truth or just a myth..

If its true..how does it affect me?

Thanks


 

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« Reply #1 on: 21/01/2008 21:58:02 »
Most of your blood is redirected to the digestive system after eating, leaving the extremities lacking in their normal supply of blood and therefore oxygen so cramps occur in limbs. It's also why you feel sleepy after lunch- the brain receives slightly less oxygen......I think......
 

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Swimming or bathing after a big meal..
« Reply #2 on: 21/01/2008 23:12:12 »
I heard you through up!

But neither of those has happened to me.

I've had a big pizza and then went out on the boat and tubed and swam and drove fast!
 

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Swimming or bathing after a big meal..
« Reply #3 on: 22/01/2008 02:38:05 »
I think it's an urban myth.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 21/02/2008 08:15:44 »
XD i ate two large pizzas (note: i hadnt eaten anything in like two days) then i had some gelato then i went for a swim i felt no cramping or sinking feelings 8)
 

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