Here’s your newest excuse for not working out: A new study found exercise can actually make some people GAIN weight. And no, it’s not from packing on more muscle . . .
A team of researchers in England monitored 40 people after they started working out three days a week. And the average person ate more after a workout . . . because they felt like they DESERVED it.
The average person upped their portion size by 24% after a workout, or about 150 calories. And not all of them burned that many calories in their workout. So in the end, they actually gained a little weight.
But with that said, they also exercised and got their heart rate going. So obviously it’s still good to exercise. Just be careful about rewarding yourself too much.
Another new survey also looked at America’s workout habits, and found the ten most COMMON excuses we use for not exercising. And #1 is, “I’m too tired” . . . 63% of us have used that one.
The ten most common excuses are, “I’m too tired” . . . “It’s too hot out” . . . “It’s too COLD out” . . . “I have too much work to do” . . . “I just ate” . . . “I walked a lot today” . . . “I’m still sore from my last workout” . . . “the gym will be too crowded” . . . “I have to watch the kids” . . . and “the gym is too far out of the way.”