Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Learning from Butterflies...and Ultrarunning

Ran across this scientific nugget at SciTechDaily (also the image credit), where I learn all sorts of cool stuff:

The Glanville fritillary butterfly (Melitaea cinxia) was studied by researchers, who measured its metabolic rates. They found that whether the butterflies were lab-bound or released to island meadows in Finland, the ones who flew more energetically lived longer.

The obvious take-away is that the more we move, the more we live.  Duh--a no-brainer for Ultrarunners, who already knew that.


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