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dc.contributor.advisorRiley, Hugh
dc.contributor.authorHereford, Daniel
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-09T19:04:31Z
dc.date.available2014-12-09T19:04:31Z
dc.date.copyright2014
dc.date.issued2014-12-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/9220
dc.description.abstractWhen compared to other mammals, bipedal humans are unique in their capacity for endurance walking and running. Recent discoveries in the fossil record provide solid evidence for our transformation from tree dwellers to elite runners. In addition to our unique structural adaptations, the human body contains an elaborate pain regulation system. This biochemical system supports and encourages our ability to scavenge over many miles. Unfortunately, modern society differs drastically from the one we evolved in. This mismatch produces many negative effects including dramatic changes in our mood, and our propensity for injuries while engaging in physical activity. Through a better understanding of our evolutionary origins, we can begin to make changes to our approach to running that allow it to be more enjoyable, and less injuriousen_US
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dc.rightsBaylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact libraryquestions@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectRunning.en_US
dc.subjectEndocannabinoid.en_US
dc.subjectEvolution.en_US
dc.subjectRunner's high.en_US
dc.subjectVibram.en_US
dc.subjectBarefoot running.en_US
dc.subjectRunning injuries.en_US
dc.titleLong Distance Running: Our Evolutionary Past, and its Mismatch With the Modern Environmenten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity Scholars.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsUniversity Scholars.en_US


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