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DID YOU KNOW THIS WAS THE REASON FOR US TO FEEL LAZY

By Gurpreet Kaur . 21st September 2018 12:30pm
DID YOU KNOW THIS WAS THE REASON FOR US TO FEEL LAZY

Researchers say that some people are called lazy because their brain is constantly attracted to sedentary behaviors. A study conducted by researchers has found that our brains may be addicted to just lying on the couch. It has also been concluded from the study that human brains would always find doing some physical task difficult than relaxation The team of researchers said, "We knew from previous studies that people are faster at avoiding sedentary behaviors and moving towards active behaviors." They also added that "The exciting novelty of our study is that it shows this faster avoidance of physical inactivity comes at a cost -- and that is an increased involvement of brain resources. These results suggest that our brain is innately attracted to sedentary behaviors." For this study to be conducted, the researchers hired a team of young adults, made them sit in front of a computer and gave them the charge of an on-screen avatar. Then small images were flashed in front of the eyes of the young adults which depicted their physical activity, or physical inactivity. The adults had to move the avatars towards the picture in case of physical activity and away from the picture in case of physical inactivity. Later vice-versa of this case was also done. During all this time, the electrodes were recording everything that was happening in their brains. The participants were faster while moving towards the picture and away from lazy pictures. But the readouts of the brain activity called electroencephalograms showed that doing the latter job their brains had to work harder. One of the researchers noticed that the failure of public policies to prevent the pandemic of physical inactivity was caused because of the processes in the brain which had been developed and reinforced across evolution. But the question remained if the human brains could be trained or not. So answering this question one of the researchers said, "Anything that happens automatically is difficult to inhibit, even if you want to because you don't know that it is happening. But knowing that it is happening is an important first step."