Updated: Apr 17
The scholarly journal "Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise" recently released the results of a study entitled "Exercise Training Reduces Reward for High-Fat Food in Adults with Overweight/Obesity" The authors of this study measured attitudes toward food comparing a group of exercisers to a group of non-exercisers. The subjects were new to exercise and overweight. The group that exercised did so for 12 weeks while the control group remained inactive.
What Were the Results?
The group that exercised experienced improvements in body composition and cardiovascular fitness. The exercisers also craved less food and showed "improvements in eating behavior traits" such as binge eating.
Check out the red numbers! Binge eating and disinhibition scores decreased significantly for the exercisers. (Disinhibition is a technical word for a drop in inhibitions which can cause overeating.)
How Can I Use This Information?
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