Working out has countless benefits, from making you feel good to strengthening your body. Exercise in general is something that people have been doing since the dawn of time, even if it wasn’t necessarily labeled “exercise” at the time. In this day and age, it’s about as popular as ever, and some people have even gone so far to say that it makes you eat better. But is this true?
Perhaps working out doesn’t force you to eat better from a physiological standpoint. But there are a few things to unpack here.
More In Tune With Our Bodies
First of all, our bodies always want us to eat right. They’re always trying to reach a state of healthy equilibrium, and therefore they naturally want us to do what’s best for them. At the same time, working out does a good job at helping us become more aware and in tune with our bodies. So it’s not that exercising “makes us eat better”, but rather it helps us see that we always wanted to eat better.
The Domino Effect
There’s another thing to take note of, and that’s the domino effect. When we do one healthy thing, it makes us more motivated to do another. Thus, when we work out, we naturally want to eat better because we feel like we’re on a roll.