Slow And Unfit - You May Be Immune To Exercise...
A cracking excuse for being last to the top if ever we heard one, and the bad news is that it's all in your genes, so there's nothing you can do. We blame the parents...
Posted: 3 December 2004
Need an excuse for the weekend as all your mates go tanking off
leaving you trailing in their wake?
Sorted then - you could just be 'exercise immune'. No really,
according to the New Scientist web site, a very small number of
people are actually physiologically wired so that their bodies don't
respond to exercise. They don't show any fitness improvements even
after structured, intense training and it won't reduce their tendency
to develop diseases like diabetes.
"It's negative, but it's true. Some people slog away and don't get
any improvement," commented one of the Australian boffins.
Predicatably it's all down to your genes, so if you seem to be
getting nowhere fast even after slogging your guts out, you can blame
your parents, as usual. Seems like some people are just more
trainable than others and if you're one of the unlucky ones, there's
not a lot you can do.
To sharpen your excuses further, check out the entire
article at the New Scientist web site.
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