Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cautionary Trivia

Persons who engage in solitary endurance sports are the ones most likely to be compulsive exercisers, i.e., joggers, long-distance swimmers, weight lifters, and cross-country skiers. Frequently, devotees of these activities set unrealistic, ambitious goals and then drive themselves mercilessly to reach them. A study of New York marathoners a few years ago found that their divorce rate, both male and female, was twice the national average.