I want to keep this article as short and as simple as I can because this might just be the shortest thing I would contribute online.
Lucky enough for me I “lazily” chanced upon an article online that describes what we feel at one point during the day… Being lazy!
Now the article does not tackle the individual but rather the whole country. This blows the “Juan Tamad” ideology of the Philippines in terms of ranking! New research published in the journal The Lancet on July 21 ranks countries by their sloth -- sizing up what percentage of the population doesn't meet recommended amounts of activity.
In the US, 41 percent of the population opts out of the recommended physical activity requirements, such as brisk walking for 30 minutes or more five times a week, or vigorous exercise for 20 minutes three times a week. In the UK, 63.3 percent of the population is inactive, while in France, 32.5 percent opt for inertia.
Malta ranked the least active country, with 71.9 of adults not exercising. In Saudi Arabia, 68.8 are inactive; in Serbia the proportion is 68.3 percent. Most active countries i.e. countries exerting themselves a bit more, look to Greece, where only 16 percent are inactive, Estonia (17 percent) and the Netherlands (18 percent). The least slothful country: Bangladesh, where only 4.7 are inactive.
To see how your country measures up, view a spreadsheet provided by The Guardian you can simply visit http://bit.ly/MiOurj
and figures released last year by the European Union's statistics agency shows that British women and Maltese men top European obesity rates. The obesity rate for British women was 23.9 percent, while it was 21.1 percent for Maltese women. While men in the former British colony of Malta topped the chart at 24.7 percent, they were closely followed by Britain at 22.1.
In the United States, the corresponding figure was 28.8 percent for women and 27.6 percent for men in 2009 the report said. Now, it seems that our country has shaken off the “Juan Tamad” mentality after such research was conducted. Goes to show that we (Filipinos) are hard workers and only a few are sloths.
Source: AFP & Yahoo!
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