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Laziness May Be Key to Living Longer Laziness May Be Key to Living Longer

Laziness May Be Key to Living Longer

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Society conditions us to believe that moving is everything. The worst thing we can do is lounge on the sofa all day, binge-watching our favorite streaming TV series. Instead we should be hiking the nearest trails or training for a marathon. Still, even with all of these warnings, many people choose lethargy over activity.

Those people may be on to something. A new study from the University of Kansas and Oxford University reveals that laziness may increase a person’s lifespan. The data came from analysis of fossils that date back as far as five million years. After studying the information, the team discovered that species that needed more energy on a daily basis were more likely to die out quickly. On the other hand, those who expended less energy from one day to the next tended to live a longer life.

This doesn’t necessarily give you a free pass to ditch the gym forever, though. There are still plenty of studies linking activity to good health. Experts advise working at least a 30-minute workout into each day for optimum health. Just as failing to exercise altogether can be bad for your health, so can getting too much exercise on a daily basis.

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Stephanie Faris

Stephanie is a freelance writer and novelist whose work has appeared on,, the Intuit Small Business Blog, and many others. She is the Simon & Schuster author of 8 children's books, including the Piper Morgan chapter book series, 25 Roses, and 30 Days of No Gossip.

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