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Study Finds Impulsive Personalities More Likely To Be Overweight

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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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Blair Waldorf's An Impulsive Shopper Because Of Her Last Name

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Say what!?

Researchers want us to believe people with last names near the end of the alphabet are more likely to make impulse purchases than those at the beginning of the alphabet.

Here's their crazy explanation:

"The idea holds that children develop time-dependent responses based on the treatment they receive. In an effort to account for these inequities, children late in the alphabet will move quickly when last name isn't a factor; they will 'buy early.' Likewise, those with last names early in the alphabet will be so accustomed to being first that that individual opportunities to make a purchase won't matter very much; they will 'buy late.'"

The findings are inneresting, but couldn't these researchers do something more productive with their time? Like figuring out how to cure diseases???

Just sayin'.

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A Fitness Routine For Every Personality

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Is one of your New Years' resolutions to get into shape? Probably.

Will you follow through with it? According to researchers, you'll be much more likely if you stick to a routine that fits your personality.

Here are some major personality types, and the workout routines that work well for them:

Conscientious People - Choose a regular exercise routine where you'll have complete control, i.e. solo activities such as weightlifting or using a treadmill

Impulsive People - Write down your workout plan in detail, give yourself short-term goals instead of long-term ones, and focus on activities that "give you a buzz or high" such as sprinting

Extroverts And Agreeable People - Choose a routine where you'll interact with others, i.e. group classes or team sports (as long as they aren't TOO competitive or aggressive)

Neurotic People - Choose routines that will calm you down and help you relax, i.e. yoga

People Who Exhibit "Openness to Experience" - If you crave adventure and excitement then you're probably not a jedi, try a routine that involves outdoor exercise, i.e. running, cycling, or walking

Figure out which personality type you are and give a personality-based routine a try!

And for the neurotic folks out there - we highly recommend you try some yoga! You'll thank us later.

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