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  • 11/15/2008

Walk to Curb Chocolate Cravings

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A 15-minute walk could stop chocolate cravings, a new study claims.

For the first time, newly-published research shows that exercise may reduce food cravings.

The benefits of exercise in helping people manage dependencies on cigarettes and other drugs have previously been recognized.

Researchers at the University of Exeter have found that a walk of just fifteen minutes is enough to reduce the urge to eat chocolate.

Professor Adrian Taylor, who carried out the study, said, “Our ongoing work consistently shows that brief bouts of physical activity reduce cigarette cravings, but this is the first study to link exercise to reduced chocolate cravings.

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“Neuroscientists have suggested common processes in the reward centers of the brain between drug and food addictions, and it may be that exercise effects brain chemicals that help to regulate mood and cravings.


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