27/05/2014 08:56 BST | Updated 27/05/2014 09:59 BST

Lazy Or Allergic To Exercise? Blame Your Parents For Passing On The 'Couch Potato' Gene

Are you lazy or allergic to exercise? It turns out your parents may be to blame.

According to ASAP Science, gymaphobics may have inherited the 'couch potato' gene from their parents.

This means they are genetically programmed to cower at the thought of activity. Gee, thanks mum and dad!

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On the flip side, those spritely types who bounce around the office and love going to the gym may have got their energy sources from their own, active, parents - damn them!

But whether it comes naturally or not, exercise can help improve wellbeing and physical health. So it's worth getting off your backside, even if it hurts.


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