Study: Laziness is a sign of high intelligence

Study: Laziness is a sign of high intelligence
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Couch potatoes rejoice – a new study has found that laziness correlates with high intelligence.

The study, by scientists from Florida Gulf Coast University, found people with a high IQ rarely get bored, leading them to spend more time lost in thought.

It suggested less intelligent people are more prone to boredom, leading them to do more physical activity as a result.

The researchers, led by Todd McElroy, used a psychology test to identify students who expressed a strong desire to think a lot, and those who were more keen to avoid things which were mentally taxing.

All of the participants in the study were then fitted with fitness trackers, which monitored how much they exercised over seven days.

The study found that people who think a lot were far less active between Monday to Friday than those who tended to avoid high-level thinking.

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