Are we born to be physically lazy?

A new neurological study suggests that certain electrical signals within our brains may be nudging us towards being sedentary rather than working out. PHOTO | FILE

What you need to know:

  • A study finds that even when people know that exercise is desirable and plan to work out, certain electrical signals within their brains may be nudging them toward being sedentary.
  • People who are reluctant to exercise “should maybe know that it is not just them,” researcher says.
  • Humans may have a natural bias toward inactivity.
  • But we also can consciously choose to move, he says, despite what our brains may think.

A sophisticated if disconcerting new neurological study suggests that we probably are born to be physically lazy.


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