People who are good at doing nothing may have higher intelligence than people who are physically active. This is suggested by a recently published American study.
Do you like to hang out on the couch, can you spend hours doing nothing and do you walk around the gym with a big bow?
Then there may be good news for you.
A study by the Florida Gulf Coast University suggests that there may be a connection between laziness and high intelligence.
Insensitive to boredom
The research has recently been published in the scientific journal Journal of Health Psychology and suggests that people who think a lot and solve difficult problems physically less active than people who are less thoughtful about life.
According to the scientists, this may be because intelligent people are not that sensitive to boredom and therefore do not need physical activity to get rid of boredom.
This statement corresponds to the result of a research from the 1990s, which shows that people who think less can not tolerate the idea of boredom.
Physical activity measured
In the new US study, the scientists subjected a total of 60 test subjects to a personality test. They were divided into two groups: "thinkers" and "non-thinkers." The physical activity was then measured for a week.
However, because the group of test subjects is relatively small, more research is needed to support the conclusion, the scientists emphasize.