Genes could give the answer why some people like to work out and others don´t. If a certain gene is missing, mice don´t want to run anymore, as researchers from McMaster University found out.
The researches divided the mice in two groups and removed two genes in one the groups. "While the normal mice could run for miles, those without the genes in their muscle could only run the same distance as down the hall and back," said Gregory Steinberg.
Especially for couch potatoes this study could be important. "As we remove activity from our lives due to emerging technologythat is reducing the mitochondria in people´s muscles. This in turn makes it so much harder for people to start exercising," said Steinberg.