While everyone may want to be fit at all times, not everyone likes to exercise. If the mere thought of having to hit the gym makes you want to pull your hair out, don't blame yourself. Apparently, your genes play a role in you feeling this way. Researchers conducted a study and found that children of people who enjoyed running were a lot more likely to enjoy running as well. On the other hand, children of people who dreaded running did not enjoy running as much either.
The researchers found that when it comes to exercise, it isn't just the body but also the mind that comes into play. “Either it’s in the brain or it’s something biochemical in the muscle,” said one researcher. “Something is different.” They also found that hormones called endorphins can play a huge role in such decisions. Endorphins are usually released by the brain when a person is doing some sort of an activity. So, while for some people this activity may be exercising, for others it could be reading a book or building a rocket for science fair. “There are a lot of things people prefer to do in life due to the release of endorphins,” the researcher added. “Your passion is your chemistry.”
Some people also did not like exercising since it wasn't really a part of their culture to begin with. “We’ve met some minority populations who have been truly sedentary throughout their lifetimes where exercise isn’t as culturally accepted,” the researcher added. Well, whatever your reasons are for hating exercise, the researchers suggest that one can always opt for other ways to stay fit. You could take up yoga or if you want something fast-paced, Zumba will work well for you. So, choose your pick and get going.