Research performed at the Ohio State University suggests the more time we spend preparing food, the less time we spend exercising…Does this ring true for you?
This implies that if we devote time to preparing, cooking and eating healthful, nutritious and calorie controlled food, be it consciously or not, we compromise with the amount of exercise we do. How many of you eat worse when you aren’t training…if that’s you, then you’re one of the ‘all or nothing’ group. So basically when you’re training your diet will be pristine!
However, the findings strongly suggest that many of us will rest on our laurels if we have eaten properly, and think that this is an excuse to get an early shower. Or you won’t want to dip into time you had previously allocated to rest or other recreational activities, hence cutting your gym session short instead!
So it seems that rather than complimenting one another, our healthful behaviours such as food prep and exercise substitute instead! So whether this relates to you or not, be real, set SMART goals, plan, and try not to compromise one healthful act for another.
Tumin, (2013). Exercise or Make Dinner? Study Finds Adults Trade One Healthy Act for Another. Ohio State University. Retrieved 16th April, 2013, HERE.