Scientists have found a link between religion and fitness rooms

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis in fotobank gymScientists have found a link between religion and fitness rooms© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis the image Bank

Regular classes at the gym to compensate people’s need for religious feelings, figured out the experts of the Harvard divinity school in the United States. About it writes the magazine The Atlantic.

Scientists investigated people involved in crossfit (patented in the US training system). Data were collected through direct observation and feedback of crossfitters about your classes.

«It is amazing that space traditionally designed for exercise, has become a collaborative, transformative experience. … They are inherently sociable. These communities emphasize individual responsibility for their actions. Same offers religion», says Casper Ter Coil, researcher at Harvard divinity school.

He noticed that visitors of gyms show «Evangelical zeal» and always come to each other’s aid.

Community crossfitter on your device is very similar to religious communities, the scientists said.

At the same time, lead data scientist content analysis, bodybuilders talking about their classroom as a way «to escape from the Madding crowd». Many of them, says Coil, being completely non-religious people actively use religious vocabulary.

In addition, in the US, according to him, there are communities that combine training with the preaching of the gospel. For example, the organization Faith RX’d States that «God can be glorified when we think of it in gyms, sharing the gospel with others, helping them.»

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