Long Live the Lazy 越懶活得越久!?

 

精英翻譯社轉自: https://paper.udn.com/udnpaper/POH0062/344545/web/

 

Could being lazy add years to your life?

懶一點可幫你延年益壽嗎?

 

  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.

  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。

 

  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. Some experts believe this happens because animals have a certain amount of energy to spend in life. Exercise and hard work make us use this energy up faster. These activities also add more stress to our bodies, so we age faster. On the other hand, our bodies can repair themselves when we relax.

  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。有些專家認為這種情況的發生是因為動物一生有定額的能量要消耗。運動加上辛勤工作讓我們的能量更快地使用殆盡。而這些活動也讓我們的身體承受了更多的壓力,以致我們老化得更快。從另一方面來說,我們放輕鬆時,身體便能自我修復。

 

  This doesn’t mean we should spend all day doing nothing, though. Light exercise still offers many health benefits. Just remember to stay balanced by leaving a little time for lazy living.

  但這並不表示我們應該整天無所事事。少量的運動仍然會提供許多對健康的益處。只不過還是要記得留些時間過過悠哉的生活來均衡一下。

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