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Don't feel like exercising? It could be your microbiome

By Gretchen Reynolds

08 Mar 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

According to The Post, the health of your gut can influence your motivation and energy levels. Understanding the malleability of the microbiome is key to better functioning.

Your gut may help motivate you to exercise. Or it might nudge you to skip your workout.

Which direction you take appears to be influenced by your diet and the health of your microbiome, the name given to the communities of bacteria, viruses and fungi that live in the intestines.

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