I think it is because we tend to keep our hands at our sides as we walk. We normally have fluid going into them but it goes out when we move our hands and arms. If you lay in bed a long time, this also happens.
It doesn't happen a lot with me because I'm holding onto the dog leash, but have noticed it at other times when I'm walking. I did read the Spark article and it suggests that we walk faster and more efficiently if our arms don't have to swing so far so bending the arms at the elbow and walking helps that. It reduces hand swelling also.
Runners usually don't have this problem because they do keep their elbows bent. Moving the hands regularly helps also, Flexing and stretching and moving them about will reduce the swelling.
It is not a product of your diet or your water intake. It is about "dependent edema" which occurs naturally when the arms or legs are still and the return flow of blood is not encouraged by muscle movement. This means that your ankles swell if you sit for long periods of time as well.
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