Ah, a run day! You wake up, stretch leisurely as you roll out of bed, perhaps trying not to disturb your partner, or your cat – or in my case, both. You slug down the last dregs of coffee as you lace up and head out the door, grinning. Because running feels good. And it makes you feel good. Some days, it makes you feel great!
Perhaps, as your feet pound the pavement in solitude, just you and the sunrise, you fantasize about how awesome it would be if your partner, or your best friend, or even your cat, were out running with you. It’s not for lack of trying, you have offered so many times to share this, the best part of your day, with them. If they only knew how they were missing out. But, well, maybe they’re not.
It turns out, not everybody likes to exercise. I know, I know, “if they only tried it, they would feel so good!” “everyone knows exercise keeps you healthy!” “it’s just so darned fun!” But a recent study in the Journal of Physiology suggests that the enjoyment we feel through voluntary exercise might be transcripted into our very genes. Thats right: some of us really are born to run. Read more >>