The Science of Laziness

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The Science of Laziness

Why are some people so lazy? Is there a couch-potato gene?
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Further Reading–

Neurobiology of Mice Selected for High Voluntary Wheel-running Activity

Mice from lines selectively bred for high voluntary wheel running exhibit lower blood pressure during withdrawal from wheel access

Click to access Kolb_et_al_2013_exercise_addiction_in_High-Runner_mice.pdf

Patterns of Brain Activity With Variation in Voluntary Wheel-Running Behaviour

Click to access RhodesEA03Fos.pdf

Current understanding of the genetic basis for physical activity.

Genetic influences on exercise participation in 37,051 twin pairs from seven countries.

Does the difference between physically active and couch potato lie in the dopamine system?

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