Want to keep your appetite in check? Start running. Even though exercise often makes us hungrier, certain types of workouts appear to increase hormones that cue us stop eating once our bodies have enough fuel. A study done at the University of Wyoming last year found that after walking, women overate, consuming more calories than they had burned. But after running or performing other moderate exercise, women consumed several hundred fewer calories as their bodies began better regulating their appetites.
Don't start your wind sprints just yet, though. To run safely, dancers need to take a careful approach. Stay tuned for Pointe's "Running for Dancers" guide in the February/March issue.