Physical Exercise Makes You Eat Healthier

MADRID, Feb. 14 (EUROPE PRESS) –

Physical exercise favors adherence to a low-calorie diet, according to researchers from the Center for Weight, Food and Lifestyle Sciences (WELL Center) at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the University of Drexel (United States) ), in a study published in the journal ‘Health Psychology’.

“Our study suggests that exercise can also help adhere to a low-calorie diet, perhaps through better regulation of appetite or eating behavior, so it is one more reason to do physical activity if you want to lose weight, “the researchers have commented.

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In fact, the work, in which 130 participants have been interviewed, has shown that exercise reduces the probability of overeating by up to 12 percent. In addition, as noted, for every 10 additional minutes of exercise the risk of exercise is reduced by one percent in the hours after it is performed.

The results also hinted that the effect of exercise on eating behavior may depend on its intensity, and on the light physical activity that shows the strongest protective effects against overeating.

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