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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.

 

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Posted by Will Baum, LCSW