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Making Exercise Fun May Inspire Healthy Eating - Health News - R

Some of the participants were told ahead of time the walk was for exercise. The others were informed that the walk was meant to be scenic. It turns out how the task was perceived had interesting effects afterwards. After the walk, each of the 56 participants were given lunch. Those among the group that perceived the earlier walk as exercise consumed 35 percent more chocolate pudding for dessert than those who were made to believe they were engaged in a more fun and leisurely activity. For the second study, the research team gave 46 adult participants a mid-afternoon snack of the popular M&Ms candy after the walk. The difference between the group thinking the walk was scenic and the group thinking the walk was exercise was even more stark than the first study. The exercise group more... consumed 206 more calories than the scenic group. That equates to a consumption of 124 percent more M&Ms than those who didnt view the afternoons task as exercise. <br>News source:

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