Get a Kick from your Cardio Exercise

Posted 02/22/2013 | By HealthCorps

As in “kick your cravings!!”  A study in the journal, Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise suggests that when women viewed food pictures after a vigorous 45 minute morning run, they were less hungry than when they viewed the same photos on rest days.

The study measured brain waves in both instances and saw the distinct difference in wave activity.

This study challenges the notion that “exercise makes us hungrier.”

In fact, working out may impact hormone levels, causing fluctuations in hormones that mitigate our hunger levels, decreasing appetite-stimulating hormones and increasing levels of PYY or “feel full” hormones.

So if you are trying to reduce hunger and cravings, exercise may help!!

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