Gobbling down a meal is the fastest route to an uncomfortable afternoon in the office thanks to indigestion, bloating, and acid reflux. Eating at a slower pace not only gives you the sensory pleasure of tasting your meal, but it also allows your digestive system to properly process the food. You’ll swallow less air minimizing painful abdominal gas. “Getting out, eating purposely and going for a walk afterwards facilities optimum digestion,” says Dr. Pipe. Another bonus? A Harvard Mental Health article found that slower eaters are more likely to feel full faster, so you’ll eat less: a plus for your waistline.