In a new study, individuals who were told that they were going for a “scenic walk” rather than an “exercise walk” were less likely to perceive the activity as physical exercise, and also less likely to snack afterwards - because they didn’t feel they needed to “reward” themselves for their physical activity.

In a new study, individuals who were told that they were going for a “scenic walk” rather than an “exercise walk” were less likely to perceive the activity as physical exercise, and also less likely to snack afterwards - because they didn’t feel they needed to “reward” themselves for their physical activity.




"Health" is definitely one of my weakest areas of self-improvement. However, one positive thing I’ve been doing lately is switching my normal breakfast with a fruit shake. It’s a mix of strawberries, blueberries, banana, orange juice, crushed ice, as well as a scoop of yogurt and nutella. It’s really, really tasty.

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