Want to eat healthier but lacking motivation? Start being more active and you’ll find that picking healthier foods will get easier. A least that’s what participants found in a recent study, and there’s no reason to expect different results for you. Researchers took people who had a sedentary lifestyle and just asked them to workout a little. Without instructions the participants started to eat healthier just because they were more active.
â€œThe process of becoming physically active can influence dietary behavior,â€ said Molly Bray, corresponding author of the paper and chair of the Nutritional Sciences department at UT Austin and a pediatrics faculty member at Dell Medical School. â€œOne of the reasons that we need to promote exercise is for the healthy habits it can create in other areas. That combination is very powerful.â€
â€œMany people in the study didnâ€™t know they had this active, healthy person inside them,â€ Bray said. â€œSome of them thought their size was inevitable. For many of these young people, they are choosing what to eat and when to exercise for the first time in their lives.â€