So what are the laziest countries in the world? If you check Insider Monkey’s list was recently published, you will learn more about it! I was extremely curious about these countries. My country couldn’t be said to be lazy as we work at least 12 hours a day. We are very hardworking – we need to. Salaries are low and everything is expensive.
There are opinions that the laziest people are, the dirtiest is their country. However, we didn’t make any of these correlations. The same is with the question of the laziest race in the world. What we found as the most appropriate answer to what makes one country lazy is the physical activity of its population.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the laziest countries in the world from their list.
The first country is Romania. The low number of steps on a daily basis (4759) and noted 38.7% of inactive people according to Lancet, show that Romania is among the laziest countries in the world. From the earlier studies of World Health Organization in 2008, level of obesity in Romania which could be one of the indicators of physical inactivity was high. 51% of adults older than 20 were overweight, while 19.1% had a problem with obesity. Moreover, the prevalence of the weight was higher among men than women. The next country is India. Who would say that India is among the laziest countries in the world? Although it’s among the highest populated countries, there is obviously a lot more of those who don’t like to take a walk than those who do. The average number of daily steps is 4297, while the percentage of inactive people is 15.6%. The last country on our list now is Portugal, which was a great surprise for me. Portugal was in the process of developing national recommendations on physical activity after the WHO report on their health. Moreover, Lancet showed that 51% of the population is inactive, and the average number of daily steps is 4,744 according to Stanford research. Therefore, Portugal is one of the countries that adopted a National Sports for All programme. It defines a set of goals in order to create a strong sporting base to promote and develop sports and education for people of every age.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 13 laziest countries in the world.