Why Do Rich People Love Endurance Sports?

Pain may be one of the driving factors for the prevalence of ‘rich people’ in endurance sports. Research suggests that the unpleasantness involved in these sports provides a temporary relief from the “burdens of self-awareness”, and that the pain is seen as an achievement in discipline. Either way, this pursuit of pain has resulted in a condition reserved for the well-off: “white-collar rhabdomyolysis”, or kidney damage caused by extreme exercise. Read full article here


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