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Exercise Helps Us Make Healthy Food Choices

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Although it has been known that exercise and diet are important to maintaining a healthy weight, a new study of a compilation of data reveals that exercise actually prompts us to eat healthier foods.

"Understanding the interaction between exercise and a healthy diet could improve preventative and therapeutic measures against obesity by strengthening current approaches and treatments," said Miguel Alonso of Harvard University who published the anthology.

The data suggests that exercise is linked to improvement in diet quality and increased sensitivity to the physiological signs of fullness. Alonso also says that exercise improves brain function. “Regular exercise improves output in tests that measure the state of the brain's executive functions and increases the amount of grey matter and prefrontal connections," the research suggested.

"Physical exercise seems to encourage a healthy diet. In fact, when exercise is added to a weight-loss diet, treatment of obesity is more successful and the diet is adhered to in the long run,” added Alonso.