Will a Harder Workout Help Your Junk Food Cravings?
When it comes to fitness, working smarter might mean working harder – not just one or the other, as the old adage suggests. A new study conducted by researchers at Washington State University found that intense exercise may help reduce cravings for unhealthy foods. Rats that underwent intense exercise over the course of a month resisted the urge to eat high-fat food that the other rats preferred. More research still needs to be conducted before any hard conclusions can be drawn, but the same response could be applicable to human beings. “The experiment was designed to test resistance to the phenomenon known as ‘incubation of craving,’ meaning the longer a desired substance is denied, the harder it is to ignore signals for it,” according to a summary from Science Daily. Read more.