Increased Exercise Leads to Healthier Eating Habits
The more you exercise, the smarter you eat. For a study, 2,680 healthy but inactive college students were told to exercise for 30 to 60 minutes, three times a week, on their choice of cardio equipment, such as treadmills and stationary bikes. At the beginning and end of the study, the participants detailed their daily diets. During the 15-week study, the more the participants worked out, the more likely they were to skip snacks and to choose fruits, vegetables, and other nutritious foods over red meat, fried foods, and soda. The study didn’t prove cause and effect, however. If you have trouble making healthy food choices, hop on a treadmill or a bicycle, or go for a walk. It could motivate you to eat better.
Source: International Journal of Obesity, Jan. 18, 2019