running effects

Running effects

A woman’s breasts move the same amount whether she runs fast or slowly. Their breasts don’t just move up and down; they move in a complex figure-eight pattern, with about 6 inches of motion with each stride.

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drink

Strictly prohibited

Before the 1960s, drinking water was strictly prohibited from races shorter than 10 miles in the United Kingdom and much of Europe. It was believed that drinking water would make a runner weak.

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work harder

Work harder

Women are predisposed to carry 10–15% more fat than men. This means that women have to work harder to run at an equivalent pace.

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Powerful computers

The most powerful computers on earth cannot generate the number of computations it takes to run on two legs.

Ability to run

The ancestors of humans developed the ability to run long distances about 2.6 million years ago, most likely to hunt prey for food.

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Strictly prohibited

Before the 1960s, drinking water was strictly prohibited from races shorter than 10 miles in the United Kingdom and much of Europe. It was believed that drinking water would make a runner weak. Fact source...

Work harder

Women are predisposed to carry 10–15% more fat than men. This means that women have to work harder to run at an equivalent pace. Fact source...

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