I want to reduce my waist size and I don't get much time in morning to run, so I am planning to run after dinner for 30 - 40 minutes.... My age is 26.

Is there any disadvantages of running in night after dinner?

  • 2
    There's no question here. – Carey Gregory Jul 3 '17 at 15:29
  • Why not run before dinner? You can eat a small meal while cooking dinner, then go for run and then eat dinner. Otherwise you'll need to wait quite some time after dinner before it's safe to run (assuming that dinner is going to be a large meal) or you'll run the risk of vomiting and even fainting due to the effects mentioned in Jagan's answer. – Count Iblis Jul 5 '17 at 6:39
  • @CountIblis thanks, i felt i will be tired if i run without taking dinner, as you said, i will eat little and than run and will do complete dinner..... – USer345738380 Jul 5 '17 at 6:41
  • That's what I usually do, it works great. And eating a bit more during lunch will also help. – Count Iblis Jul 5 '17 at 6:44
  • @CountIblis i heard eating little food 6 times instead of 3 times is better..... Yes from now i will take bit more at the time of lunch...... – USer345738380 Jul 5 '17 at 6:46

Immediately after dinner - No. The body is re-directing a significant amount of blood to your stomach region to deal with the dinner you just had.

Therefore, a run would not be advisable.

You should ideally wait at least 2 hours after dinner and if the dinner was heavy, at least 4 hours to allow for the food to be digested.

Short answer: Wait for 2 to 4 hours after dinner before you run.

  • Thanks , than i will cut my sleeping hours & try to make some time in morning before breakfast.... :) – USer345738380 Jul 4 '17 at 10:51
  • 2
    This answer has no citations at all to prove this claim, which is very nonspecific. Why would a run not be advisable? Would the OP fail to lose weight? Be injured or damaged in some way? Find running more difficult than it otherwise would be? This is not really an answer at this point, it needs details and references to be one. – Kate Gregory Jul 4 '17 at 12:32
  • 1
    @USer345738380 I don't advise cutting sleeping hours either. Ensuring adequate sleep is a component of weight management (sleep quality/quantity is part of our hospital system's weight mgmt clinic intake form, and we routinely send people for sleep studies based on STOPBANG scores...) Perhaps go to bed earlier to accommodate morning runs. – DoctorWhom Jul 5 '17 at 7:59
  • @DoctorWhom Thanks , i will try to do 8 hours :) – USer345738380 Jul 5 '17 at 9:06

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.