Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 16, 2021

What Bears Can Teach Us About Our Exercise Habits

The New York Times  reports

Scientists have found that grizzlies, like people, seem to choose the path of least resistance.

Grizzly bears move across landscapes in much the same way as most people do, favoring flat paths over slopes and gentle speeds over sprints, according to a remarkable new study of grizzlies and how their outdoor lives compare to ours.

The study, which involved wild and captive bears, a specialized treadmill, apple slices and GPS trackers, expands our understanding of how a natural drive to save energy shapes animals’ behavior, including ours, and could have implications for health and weight management. The findings also help explain why, in the great outdoors, the paths of bears and people so often intersect, providing useful reminders about

Read more at What Bears Can Teach Us About Our Exercise Habits – The New York Times


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