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    As the title says, new research now suggests that:

    Couch potatoes can't help being lazy - they were BORN that way

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...-BORN-way.html

    "The study selectively bred rats so some showed traits of being excessively active or extremely lazy.

    They bred the top 26 runners with each other and bred the 26 laziest rats with one another. They repeated this process through ten generations and found that the family line of active rats chose to run ten times more than the line of lazy rats.

    Experts say the study indicates that genetics could play a role in exercise motivation, even in humans.

    Out of more than 17,000 different genes in one part of the brain, researchers identified 36 genes that may play a role in predisposition to physical activity motivation."


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    An article from the Daily Mail.... That must be correct :rolleyes:
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    Stop giving lazy people an excuse to be lazy, delete this thread immediately before it spreads through the lazy-population
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    Of course the researchers discovered evidence that laziness is inherited; they performed powerful selection towards activity/laziness and are surprised that what was produced was activity/laziness?! Even if the inherited component of activity/laziness is very weak, you'd still expect it to show after ten generations of extreme selection. "Scientists performed experiment and are surprised that they got the obvious results."
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    You start off with telling fat people they can't help it and to accept an unhealthy lifestyle, now this.

    Coming from someone who is particularly lazy at times, telling people that it's okay to be unproductive is why we are falling behind economically.
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    People with slower metabolisms are more often less physical than their faster metabolism/more physical counterparts. As we age our metabolism slows down and we become more collected, more lazy, more laid-back even. When we are young we like to run and play, we are more active. But this word "lazy" has been taken to mean "good for nothing" useful for the cause of the Protestant work ethic and workaholism. Children run and play. We don't say "Those children are good for nothing" because they run and play and do not engage in procuring money or making someone else money or goods. Yet if an adult indulges in play he is considered "good for nothing". Play and relaxation are an essential part of learning and growing up. As we age we have the lessons behind us, so we get a little bit lazy. Some people are more lazy than others, no doubt a combination of past lessons and a slow or slower metabolism.
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    Wouldnt believe a word the Daily Mail say.
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    You can't really take much from a rat study when we're talking about something as complex as "laziness".
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    We are talking about rats, not humans.

    Lazy people are those who are voyagers of life. They simply float around. They might get a job and try will stick to it for the rest of their lives, never moving forwards. Others simply won't get a job, they will live of benefits.

    The problem in our society is that we are to willing to give so much to all those that just take. I was listening to the radio and one man was saying he had offered his son everything. A job, a sharing in the family business, nice decent apartments where he has been evicted from them all, thousands of pounds. Yet still his son is on drugs with a list of small crimes he has committed and his son has done this because everything has fallen into his lap.

    If you were to take away all the support and benefits from people like that then they would soon learn that they any carry on as they are forever and they can't keep relying on society to give while thee constantly taking because eventually the giving will stop once everyone realises nothing is being given back.

    So laziness isn't down to genetics it's down to us. Tax payers, parents grandparents, siblings, friends. The ones who work hard and don't want to see someone they love go down a slippery slope, but they are the ones encouraging that by giving everything to the takers in their laps.


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    I do love Daily Mail logic:

    'A study shows that rats might pass laziness from generation to generation'

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    'Couch potatoes [humans] ... were born that way'
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    More like

    "Lazy people are lazy cos they can't be bothered to move their f*cking gluteus maximus off the seat and do somthing productive with their lives"

    whats next..."if they were born lazy then it must be the parents fault cos they passed on the lazy genes"...utter tosh.
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    Why are people bashing the Daily Mail so much. Haters


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