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Thursday, November 15, 2012

And an explanation as to why I don't really need yoga postures (the meditation is a different story) in order to sleep soundly at night ... as long as I do SOMETHING.


So, why even try ANYTHING that isn't enjoyable?

Please everyone read ...



Research has confirmed that people’s physiological responses to exercise vary wildly. Now a new genetic test promises to tell you whether you are likely to benefit aerobically from exercise. The science behind the test is promising, but is this information any of us really needs to know?

The new test, which is being sold by a British company called XRGenomics, is available to anyone through the company’s Web site and involves rubbing inside your cheek with a supplied swab and returning the tissue sample to the company. Results are then available within a few weeks. It is based on a body of research led by James Timmons, a professor of systems biology at Loughborough University in England, and colleagues at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana and other institutions.

That original research, published in a landmark 2010 study, looked into the genetics of why some people respond to endurance exercise so robustly, while others do not. Some lucky men and women take up jogging, for example, and quickly become much more aerobically fit. Others complete the same program and develop little if any additional endurance, as measured by increases in their VO12 max, or their body’s ability to consume and distribute oxygen to laboring muscles.

And don't feel for another nanosecond that you are not a genuine Sparker if you identify with this article in any way ... whatever your size ...
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    So if I took the test would that give me an excuse to not exercise? I mean if I am genetically unlikely to respond, why bother?

    I think I'm going to ignore this particular research. I too readily find the excuses anyway.
    1850 days ago
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