The Science of Laziness

The Science of Laziness

There may be a reason you're being lazy—it could be genetic. Scientists have discovered a "couch potato gene."

The Science of Laziness

02:38

from ASAPScience

Key Facts In This Video

  • 1

    Messages of pleasure are derived from the brain's dopamine system. (0:22)

  • 2

    There's a direct genetic link between the motivation for exercise and our parents. (1:09)

  • 3

    External environmental factors can also play a role in boosting or diminishing the desire for physical activity. (1:59)

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