Everyone of us likes to laze around, but often, we forget that over-laziness is very bad for us. A strange thing is that people love lazing around but hate to get the tag of “Lazy”’. Ever wondered which country has the maximum number of active/lazy people? If you aren’t aware of this, you need to read the findings of a survey, that was conducted by researchers from Stanford University.
They took pains to study people of 46 countries and then came up with a list consisting of the most lazy as well as the most active countries. Indians will hate the results because the rank is really pathetic. The researchers wanted to know the walking patterns of people in the country and sadly, India got the 39th rank i.e. just 7 ranks away from being the laziest country.
Step-counters were installed in the smartphones of around 700,000 people and based on this, the research was carried out.
Want to know which country has got the lowest rank? Well, it’s Indonesia; looks as if people don’t prefer walking much, which is why the country has got the tag of being the “Laziest” one.
Good news for people of Hong Kong, because it has got the 1st rank i.e. the “Most active country.”
As per the results, Indonesia showed an average of 3,513 steps per day, while Hong Kong showed an average of 6,880 steps per day. On the other hand, average steps taken in India are 4297. The team also found that there was a connection between walking and obesity levels.
China, Ukraine, Japan and Russia occupy the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th positions respectively.
Have a look at the top 10 active countries;
Have a look at the top 10 laziest countries
Further, there was a difference in the steps taken by men and women; In India, men (4606 steps) walk more than women (3684 steps) and it’s surprising. Dieticians suggest that in order to stay healthy, it is must to walk at least 10,000 steps daily.
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