Long Live the Lazy

越懶活得越久!?

出版時間:2019/09/16

Sometimes, it feels great to spend a weekend on the couch, watching TV and playing video games. The only problem is that later you might feel guilty for having been lazy. Studies show that relaxing and doing nothing could be a smart move. In fact, being lazy could help you live a longer life. In a new study, scientists looked at the bones of over 300 animal species. They learned that the species that burn off calories faster usually die out quicker. Meanwhile, lazy species that use less energy have a better chance of survival.

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有時候,整個週末就窩在沙發上看電視跟打電動感覺真是太棒了。唯一的問題就是,之後你也許會為了剛才的懶散而感到內疚。研究顯示放鬆和什麼事也不做有可能是項明智之舉。事實上,偷懶還可能讓你活得久一點。在一項新的研究中顯示,科學家檢視了三百多種動物的骨頭。他們發現熱量燃燒較快的物種通常就會滅絕得越快。
在此同時,能量消耗較少的懶散物種就有更好的存活率。

生活必備字詞

relaxing a.令人放鬆的,輕鬆的
It’s relaxing to take a shower after a day’s work.
die out  滅絕,絕跡;逐漸消失
This species of bird has almost died out.
survival n.繼續生存,倖存
Many poor children in Africa are struggling for survival.

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