November 18, 2004

Baby, we were born to run!

Scientists writing in the journal Nature have confirmed what Bruce Springsteen has already said:

Humans were born to run and evolved from ape-like creatures into the way they look today probably because of the need to cover long distances and compete for food, scientists said on Wednesday.

From tendons and ligaments in the legs and feet that act like springs and skull features that help prevent overheating, to well-defined buttocks that stabilize the body, the human anatomy is shaped for running.

"We do it because we are good at it. We enjoy it and we have all kinds of specializations that permit us to run well," said Daniel Lieberman, a professor of anthropology at Harvard University in Massachusetts.

Read the whole article here.

Posted November 18, 2004 8:54 AM

too bad america is happier overeating and getting the runs...

Posted by: Josh Blanco at November 18, 2004 2:09 PM