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The fittest personality type


Do you have this trait?
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By Bari Lieberman for Prevention.com

PreventionWant to get more out of your workout? A few personality tweaks might be all it takes, finds new research published in PLOS ONE.

In particular, those with more resilient characteristics are more likely to have greater aerobic capacity, according to researchers from Florida State University. That capacity—a key marker of cardiovascular fitness—is what determines, for example, how long you can sprint without losing your breath, or how hard you can push yourself during a tough bike ride.

The study, which evaluated nearly 650 participants, first assessed the personality traits of each participant—looking specifically for indicators of neuroticism, openness, extraversion, agreeableness, and conscientiousness. Then, researchers measured the aerobic capacity of each participant during a walking exercise.

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