Which are the laziest countries in Europe? Keep reading Insider Monkey’s article and you will get to know! You will read about the laziest countries in Europe, not from the perspective of productivity but rather from the perspective of physical inactivity. A person can be productive and lazy at the same time. A person can work hard on a computer whole day and make a lot of money, but in the end, that same person was physically inactive for a whole day, thus being subjected to its negative effects. So basically, the countries in the list do not have the laziest workers in the world, but rather a large portion of their population is physically inactive. Obesity is one of the major side effects of being physically inactive since it brings a lot of health-related complications and it is socially undesirable. Being physically inactive also affect the organs adversely and as mentioned above can cause fatal diseases.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the laziest countries in Europe from their list.
The first one is Luxembourg. Luxembourg is the perfect example that being inactive is not the same as being unproductive. Luxembourg is one of the most richest countries in the world, and yet over 47% of adults in Luxembourg do not get enough physical exercise. However, this means that a large portion of the adult population in the country is at risk of contracting serious illnesses that can stem from physical inactivity. The second country should be Portugal. In Portugal 51% of the total adult population can be considered as physically inactive. They do not get enough exercise nor they walk enough during the week. In Portugal it seems that women are more inactive than the male population, as over 54% of women are inactive as oppose to 47.5% of males. At last, but not least let’s check out the numbers of Cyprus. Although Cyprus is sometimes seen as an Asian or even Mideastern country, historically and culturally is the European country. Anyway, Cyprus has an adult inactivity rating of 55.4%, where women inactivity rate is 62.6% as opposed to 48.1% for men.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 11 laziest countries in Europe.