Being a couch potato changes your personality

According to a new study, being a couch potato doesn’t just mess with your body. It also messes with your personality. Researchers found that people who are more active are more conscientiousness, open, agreeable and extroverted.

They also found that being sedentary will likely cause you to become less open to new experiences, less hard working and less sociable.

So basically, being a couch potato isn't just bad for your health, it's bad for your brain, too. 

But I can't help but wonder if this is a chicken-or-egg situation. Are you sitting at home on the couch because you're already introverted and less sociable? Or are you introverted and less sociable BECAUSE you sit on the couch all the time? 

I used to be someone who spent a lot of time watching TV and being a bum...but as I've gotten older I've made a point to spend less time on the couch and more time out enjoying life, and I do think the activity has brought out other more favorable aspects of my personality. Not that there's anything wrong with relaxing on the couch every now and then, but if that's all you do on your time off, maybe it's a good idea to switch things up. I'm no expert, but that's my experience.  What about you?


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