Good news about exercise and motherhood.
Kickboxing also kicks hunger to the curb, reveal British scientists in Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise. That’s a good reason to stop counting calories and start counting on the minutes of your workout — a relief to busy moms who don’t have the time to examine every label or weigh every gram of food. The findings are based on an examination of women’s hormonal, psychological and behavioral responses to controlling calories through exercise and food restriction for nine hours. Those who restricted their food were hungrier and ate more from a buffet, while those who went on a 90-minute treadmill run were more satiated and ate less.