physical activity

What Studying Twins Can Tell Us About Fostering Motivation for Exercise

One of the biggest public health challenges worldwide is physical inactivity. As the World Health Organization a study of American Birkebeiner participants which found that participating in group-based exercise provided an important extra bit of motivation even for people who were quite self-motivated to exercise or train. Another piece of the picture was examined in Finland. There, researchers had the opportunity to use a study of twins to disentangle the genetic and environmental contributions to...