We've all been there: You’re on deadline and all you can think about is getting home to that pint of ice cream waiting for you in the freezer. But before going home to binge on comfort food, you might want to make a 15-minute pit stop at the gym. A new study from the University of Alabama Birmingham found that, contrary to popular belief, a hard workout might leave you feeling less hungry than before. Women's Health has the scoop below!
For the study, published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, researchers gathered 38 college students, split them into two groups, and asked them to complete a graduate-level entrance exam. Following the exam, one group was allotted 15 minutes of rest, while the second group performed 15 minutes of high-intensity interval training.
Afterwards, all participants were offered all-you-can-eat pizza. Here’s the kicker: Those who were sedentary post-exam ate about 100 more calories than those who got their sweat on.
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