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Exercising After Mentally Demanding Tasks Could Help Prevent Overeating, Study Finds

(University of Alabama at Birmingham) A study by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests exercise may be the key to curbing your appetite after a long day at the office.
In a paper…, researchers found that people who exercised after doing mental work ate fewer calories compared to those who did mental work and remained sedentary…
Those who took [an] exam and then rested for 15 minutes ate an average of 100 calories more than when they simply relaxed without performing mental work, which reinforces previous studies that suggest working our brains does expend energy and causes feelings of hunger. Participants who exercised after the exam ate 25 calories less than when they simply relaxed for 35 minutes and then ate.
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