Treating workout as `fun run` makes you eat less afterwards

ANI| Last Updated: Jul 10, 2014, 18:57 PM IST

Washington: A new study has revealed that by thinking that exercise was fun, people could fool their brain into eating less afterwards.

The data was analysed from two studies by the Cornell Food and Brand Lab and it found that if people think of it as exercise or as a workout and they would later eat more dessert and snacks to reward themselves.

Brian Wansink, author and Director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab said that people should do everything to make their workout fun, play music, watch a video, or simply be grateful that they were working out instead of working in the office.

He further explained that anything that brings a smile on people's face would likely to motivate them to eat less.

The study is published in Marketing Letters.