Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Why Runners Like To Feel the Burn

A good friend e-mailed this NPR clip to me today about running that I wanted to pass along to you guys. It's called "Why Runners Like To Feel the Burn" and it is very interesting. If you have some time today, I would highly encourage you to take the time to listen to it.

What compels hundreds of thousands of runners to compete in marathons every year? Ira Flatow and guests discuss running research — from how humans are adapted specifically for long-distance running to why working up a sweat might be good for the brain, as well as the body.


Daniel E. Lieberman, professor, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

John Ratey, M.D., author, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, clinical associate professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass.

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I also wanted to post this cartoon that Mandi forwarded me today. Now, keep in mind that she NEVER forwards anything, but she said she had to because she laughed out loud. Needless to say, I laughed out loud also.

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