Researchers from Florida Gulf Coast University in the US said that lazy people spend more time thinking. Apparently, due to this they are smarter than active people. Physical activity helps to take our boredom away and escape from your thoughts. People with high intelligence do not need this, because they get bored less easily and can spend a lot of time engaged in their thoughts.
The study involved a group of students. The volunteers were tested for assessing their need for cognition. The researchers then selected the 30 “thinkers” and 30 people, who don’t like thinking. Participants were given a device to monitor the level of physical activity, and asked to wear it for a week.
The study found: “thinkers” were less active compared with the second group. The differences were statistically significant. According to scientists, people who do not like to think usually get bored. Therefore, they fill their leisure time by physical activity.