Why Are Some People So Lazy?

The couch potato gene could be real.

They just never want to get up, eyes glued to a TV screen or their phone while life passes them by. That’s a pretty straightforward description of a couch potato—a person who just cannot be bothered to do anything that involves any real physical or mental exertion (which really is most things worth doing at all); or let’s just say a lazy person.

So is laziness genetic? Can people blame their chronic reluctance to do anything really meaningful on something molecular they inherited from their parents? Find out in this artful and informative AsapSCIENCE video, The Science of Laziness.

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