Benefits of Light Cardio
While on the 123 Diet you may be tempted to try and exercise to burn off weight more quickly—please refrain from that. Light cardio is all you need if you feel like doing any extra work. Not only will this light cardio make you feel better physically it will also help you unwind.
Take a 30 minute walk around the park, get some fresh air, do some bird watching. Not only will this light cardio make you feel better physically it will also help you unwind.
Dieting can be stressful. You get anxious over wanting your old treats and whether or not it's worth it. A light walk will clear your head and make you feel accomplished.
A research paper that was published in the January 2009 edition of the "American journal of Physiology: Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology" indicates that long sessions of low-intensity cardio can also influence hormone activity in a manner that blunts hunger. A study found that a 60-minute session of cardio increased the body’s release of an appetite-blunting hormone and decreased the release of a hormone that promotes hunger.
So really a light walk can do nothing but wonders for you.
Just remember to drink plenty of water!