RUNNING CURBS YOUR HUNGER
Running aids weight loss by burning calories but it may also help to regulate appetite, shows a new study in the journal Nutrients. Runners performed a 20km run or rested for an equivalent time. Thirty minutes later, both groups were given free access to a buffet. Calorie intake among the postrun group was significantly lower than in those who had not exercised. Blood-sample results reveal why: levels of grehlin, a hormone that stimulates appetite, were lower after the run, taking the edge of hunger.