Short daytime walks ‘can stop you eating so much chocolate’
If you're known for being a bit of a chocaholic at work, then you could change your ways simply by going for a short walk each day.
A new study asked different groups of people to go for a 15-minute stroll either at lunchtime or first thing in the morning, but also monitored those who did not leave their office.
The researchers discovered that people who got out and about ate half as much chocolate as they would normally consume, even when presented with stressful situations later on.
Lead author Professor Adrian Taylor said this demonstrates how important it is to get away from your desk, even if only for a short time.
He added: "Snacking on high-calorie foods like chocolate at work can become a mindless habit and can lead to weight gain."
The World Cancer Research Fund and the Department for Transport recently found that British people walked 21 fewer miles in 2010 than their counterparts did back in 1995.
Do you walk enough each day?