Monday, January 24, 2011
Running From Something Still Most Popular Reason To Exercise
But rest easy, pear-shaped readers! A new bit of research from The British Academy of Why We Do Stuff contends that it's not your fault! It's actually your subconscious thoughts combined with the environment you live in that's the culprit. The Berkshire, England based firm tested over 1000 subjects in 60 different countries, and the results all but speak for themselves.
"As it turns out, people prefer to run 'from' things," he continued. "Lions, explosions, clowns, Bobbies^...the point is this: humans reach their greatest speeds, and thus their greatest fat burning potential, when an external catalyst triggers a reaction from them."
So if you're stuck this winter with no motivation to exercise, try having a rapist chase you with a gun. Let a really mean and rabid dog loose and tie a steak to your butt. Or visit the lovely Middle East. But don't kid yourself into thinking "this is the year I make a change," cause you've got absolutely nothing to do with it.
Happy 2011 from all of us here at Great Scott!
^Bobbies are cops. Aren't British people weird?