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Take Steps to Control Your Cravings

Good news for the 68 percent of men who experience frequent food cravings: A new study in the journal Appetite states that a 15-minute jaunt can successfully take your mind off of that Snickers you covet, significantly decreasing your risk of indulging.

“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,” says study co-author Adrian Taylor. “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.

So if you feel a craving coming on, lace up your running shoes and walk it off.

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David Schipper – David began writing for CorePerformance.com in 2008, after spending six years at Men's Health magazine digging up the newest scientific research in health, weight loss, nutrition, muscle and cardiovascular fitness.

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Tags: Stress, Walking, Weight Loss, Focus