Could Laziness be in some People’s DNA
Lets face it we all have our Lazy moments – but im sure w know a few people who are so lazy its Unreal.
Scientists who analysed data of more than 90,000 people now say genetics could be partly to blame for some unusually Lazy people
Seven genes have been newly linked to physical inactivity by researchers at Oxford University, who compared the DNA and activity levels of people in Britain.
They say the links don’t let people off the hook for not getting up off their arse to go to work or skipping the gym, but could go towards a better understanding of fitness, sleep and health problems. The researchers measured the time spent sitting, sleeping and moving around using activity monitors worn on the wrists of people who also gave their DNA.
Comparing the two allowed them to develop an accurate picture of how active the 91,105 people were in their day-to-day lives.
They found 14 genes – sections of DNA which instruct the body to act in a certain way – which appeared directly linked to how physically active someone was.
Half the genes had never been seen to act this way before by scientists. And the consistent thing was the Amount of people who self confessed that indeed they were Lazy, showed the same pattern of DNA. Incredible
Physical inactivity is a growing public health problem globally not only in Nigeria, because people’s sedentary lifestyles due to sitting down at the office, increase the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Recent Sport data has shown only around one in six children do the hour-a-day of exercise recommended by Physical education experts.
And 40 per cent of women don’t do enough exercise to keep themselves healthy, according to the World Health Organization. Similar figures exist for men but slightly less..
While in the US, some studies have estimated that only a fifth of adults are doing the recommended amount of exercise each day.
Health officials advise that adults take part in 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity each week, such as cycling, or 75 minutes of vigorous activity, such as running any thing to break you out in sweat..
This should be bolstered with strength exercises on at least two days a week, in attempt to keep all the major muscles healthy.
As well as its direct health effects, being inactive can also stop people sleeping properly, increasing their risk of psychiatric disorders and heart problems.
The study also revealed an overlap between physical activity genes and those which have links to neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Professor Michael Holmes added: ‘This provides scientists with a wonderful opportunity to learn much more about how genes and environment interact in our daily lives, causing us to move as we do, and possibly putting us at increased risk of disease.
‘For instance, it might help us determine whether inactivity is a cause or a consequence of obesity.’