Happily counter-intuitive finding of the month:
Take the “work” out of working out and you’ll lose stubborn pounds faster. When participants in a Cornell University study were told to walk for exercise, they ate 35% more dessert at their next meal than those who were told they were to take a nature walk–even though both groups followed the same route and kept the same pace. “When people view physical activity as effort, they’re more likely to reward themselves by eating a little bit more or a little more poorly,” says study author Brian Wansink. Framing your workout as something enjoyable, like “me” time or a welcome break from your job, helps you experience it like a treat of its own.
Source: PREVENTION.COM 10/2014