The Exercise Gene
A European twin study finds the desire to exercise runs in the family–deep:
Using complicated statistical formulas, the scientists concluded that differences in exercise behavior were about 60 percent attributable to genes. In other words, your parents influence your decision about whether to be active, not just by signing you up for soccer camp when you’re a kid but also by bequeathing you a genetic urge to work out — or not.
Posted by Will Baum, LCSW