Why people prefer to be lazy

Few of us exercise regularly, even though we know it is important for health and well-being.
Few of us exercise regularly, even though we know it is important for health and well-being.PHOTO: ST FILE

Are we born to be physically lazy?

A sophisticated if disconcerting new neurological study suggests that we probably are. It finds that even when people know exercise is desirable and plan to work out, certain electrical signals within their brains may be nudging them towards being sedentary.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 04, 2018, with the headline 'Why people prefer to be lazy'. Print Edition | Subscribe