Keeping a good attitude during workouts helps weight loss

By WEEK Producer

June 4, 2014 Updated Jun 4, 2014 at 5:54 PM CDT

Keeping a good attitude during your work out could help you lose more weight.

American and French researchers divided a group of overweight women into two groups who were told their 30-minute walk was either for exercise or pleasure.

Those who perceived their walk as exercise felt more grumpy and tired than the other women, and ate significantly more calories for lunch.

Experts say it seems most of us require gratification for working out, whether it's enjoyment, or if not, a food reward.

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