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Crave chocolate? Take a walk

Not only can exercise help you eat a healthy diet, it can cut down on your chocolate consumption as well.

A new British study shows that even in stressful situations, workers ate only half as much chocolate as they normally would after a short burst of physical activity.

A 15-minute walk cut snacking on chocolate at work by half, according to research by the University of Exeter published in the journal Appetite.

The research suggests that a short exercise break away from your desk can help keep your mind off snacking.

“We know that snacking on high-calorie foods, like chocolate, at work can become a mindless habit and can lead to weight gain over time,” said lead researcher Professor Adrian Taylor of the University of Exeter.

“We often feel that these snacks give us an energy boost, or help us deal with the stress of our jobs, including boredom.

People often find it difficult to cut down on their daily treats but this study shows that by taking a short walk, they are able to regulate their intake by half.”

Many studies show exercise can elevate your mood and boost your energy level.

So when you feel the urge for a candy bar, take a walk instead.