Thinking about exercise can deliver benefits

mind-bodyResearchers at Florida Gulf Coast University conducted research with 60 college students, half of whom had a high need for cognitive stimulation. The others preferred to avoid anything too mentally taxing.

Both groups were outfitted with fitness trackers, which showed those who craved a mental workout were far less likely to do a physical one during the week.

If their deep thoughts include exercise, other research shows they might just be able to trick their body into believing it got a workout.

To top it off, some Japanese research has found that looking at sweets can cause your body to retain more calories.

In other words, getting your head in the right place may have profound effects on your health.

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