Get Moving to Eat Less
In a recent study conducted at the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine at Loughborough University in U.K., researchers made great strides in determining the connection between exercise and appetite.
Overturning previous anecdotal beliefs that exercise increases appetite, scientists discovered that, in the hours following exercise, the appetite hormone ghrelin is no more activated in the participants who exercised than in those who did not. On the contrary, those who exercised for the study at less than those who did not exercise at all.
This promising study helps researchers and the public to understand how exercise can prove to be a very healthy factor in achieving weight loss and appetite control. If you’re trying to lose weight, and have been avoiding exercise because you heard myths that exercising will increase your appetite, you no longer have to be concerned.
Exercise has many benefits beyond weight loss, including increased muscle mass, better metabolism and improved blood flow. Now, those who wish to include exercise as part of their overall health plan don’t need to curb their desire to exercise in the fear that their appetite will increase, along with their weight.