Published On: April 25th, 2012
Here’s what’s making news this morning:
Researchers have come up with an evolutionary reason for runner’s high. (NYT). Researchers studying running in humans found there is a chemical response rewarding aerobic activity and theorize this stuck with humans even after they didn’t need to flee attackers. The study also found that dogs experience a runner’s high.
Some women are using their bachelorette parties for exercise. (WP). These alternative bachelorette parties have involved trapeze lessons and zip lining, rather than heavy drinking. These work-outs are becoming popular enough that yoga studios and other fitness facilities are starting to advertise for the events.
The health of adolescents hasn’t improved as much as it has for infants and children. (USAT). A Unicef report found that 1.4 million 10- to 19-year-olds die from traffic injuries, violence and other reasons each year, and their mortality rate increases with age. The Lancet reported that injuries are responsible for 40% of deaths among young people ages 10 to 24 years world-wide, compared with 10% in the general population.
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A.M. Vitals: An evolutionary theory for the persistence of runner’s high