Your Genes May Be Responsible for Whether You Love or Hate Exercising

A recent study, executed by the team of researchers from the University of Georgia, US, says that your genes might be responsible for your love (or hatred) of exercising.your genes might be responsible

Rodney Dishman, a lead researcher and a professor of kinesiology at the University of Georgia, believes that most people receive a mental reward from exercising like increased level of dopamine, but some people apparently don’t get the benefit because of genes that interfere with the release of dopamine.

Professor Dishman says: “Variation in genes for dopamine receptors, as well as some other neural signaling genes, help explain why about 25% of the participants drop out of exercise or don’t exercise at the recommended amount.”

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