7/25/2011 9:30 AM ET |
Filed under: Body
A study puublished by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has found that our personality can affect our weight!
After following nearly 2,000 subjects over a 50-year life span, researchers found more impulsive personalities were likely to weigh 24 pounds more than less impulsive people.
Good news for frugal people though. Those scoring high on the "conscientiousness scale" were more likely to remain lean.
The study also found it's better to be nice and those who were considered "mean", or less agreeable, were more likely to gain weight as they age.
The findings make sense to us because those who are more impulsive are probably less likely to resist that 1,500 calorie combo at McDonalds!
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