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Old 04-07-2015, 12:12 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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It must be true. The longer I live here, the lazier I get.
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Old 04-07-2015, 12:23 PM
 
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Hmmmm interesting responses so far.


For those of you who have lived in both cold and warm/mild climates: Do you find it harder to get up and start your day in a colder climate?
No it's the same. Most people have fairly scheduled lives regardless of if it's hot or cold out that day. Not really sure why you think/worried having it cold outside means people must be lazy any more than having it be hot and muggy outside would make people lazy. I've never heard that before about cooler climates, although I have heard the opposite about living in very warm muggy environments.

People do different outdoor activities depending on the temperature, but that doesn't mean people just shut down or aren't just as busy regardless.
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Old 04-07-2015, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Peterborough, Ontario
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What an odd question.

I guess because nothing ever gets done in cold weather cities like London, Paris and New York. I think you'd have an easier time arguing the opposite. Places with consistent warm weather year round tend to be economically depressed.
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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According to the CDC, the answer is probably "no"...

Obesity Rate By State

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Old 04-07-2015, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I find that I feel more lethargic in summer than in winter. When it's hot and gross outside, I just want to be in the air conditioning. When autumn comes, I'm happier and have lots more energy.
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Old 04-07-2015, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I think it's the complete opposite. Once it gets above 80 I'll say, I find wanting to do anything rather vigorous outside besides swimming to be undesirable, especially in the sun.
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Old 04-08-2015, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Philly, PA
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Living where its four seasons my whole life. I don't get lazy. I still do as much as i do in the winter well maybe not as much but just enough. You cant stay in the house the whole time. I Actually like being out and about in the city. The vibe is COLD but its still fun in a way to me. If the temps are crazy like 10 degrees and lower if i dont have to be out i wont...but when you work you gotta do what you gotta do. Heck people work in it all day and night. Summer time i hate the sweat and sticky. I hang out a bit more because i dont want to be in the house on a nice summer night.
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Has your laziness and level of productivity changed? Do you feel like you accomplish more things and have more motivation in warmer weather?
If you look at economic statistics, its exactly the opposite. The northern part of the country is usually economically better off than the southern, not just in the US. In Europe and Africa its the same way. (It is flipped at the equator, since the more south you go the colder it gets there).
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Old 04-08-2015, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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Definitely not lazier to live in a colder climate, probably the other way is more correct. The difference is that in a colder climate, you will be more energetic in the summer than in a hot humid climate.
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Old 04-08-2015, 12:40 PM
 
Location: DC
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Hi everyone. I know this sounds silly, but I am curious about this and also worried.

Would living in a cold city possibly make you lazier because you have to always be bundled up to go outside, even if it's just a block away. Can anyone who has lived in both cold and warm/mild climates care to elaborate on this? Has your laziness and level of productivity changed? Do you feel like you accomplish more things and have more motivation in warmer weather?

So do you think there's any truth to this? Or do people just use the cold as an excuse to be lazy?
Or could the cold perhaps motivate you to get up and do everything and be more productive than warm/mild weather?
NO.
From all indications colder cities are some of the most productive in the country, see the Twin Cities.

People use the cold as an excuse not to go outside, but many people are working inside and have nothing better to do but work.

I should note colder states tend to draw people who just do not like going outside as much anyway. But make no mistake, they are hitting the books when young and working long hours when old, just all inside.
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