So, Malaysia is the 3rd laziest country in the world according to the latest research by Stanford University. Shocking or expected?
Let’s see why Malaysians are lazy.
According to a new study done by Stanford University, it is seen that Malaysians only walks an average of 3,943 steps a day whereas in Hong Kong, people walk up to 6,880 steps a day.
Source: Channel News Asia
Many of you must be thinking, how can they judge us based on the footsteps we take right? We feel the same way too! I think they should have done the experiment when Malaysian’s are shopping, we definitely can walk more!
They conducted this study by using step-counters that were installed in smartphones like your iPhone and Android to track up to 700,000 people in 46 countries. Impressive! A professor by the name of Scott Delp was co-leading the research and he said that the study is 1,000 times more larger than the previous study they conducted on the human movement.
The researchers found out that people walked similar amounts everyday in countries that are with less obesity. But, there were large gaps in between for those countries where people walked a lot and walked very little in countries of high rates in obesity.
Guys, if you want to lose weight, maybe here’s a start. You can always walk to work or probably home from work.
“If you think about some people in a country as ‘activity rich’ and others as ‘activity poor’, the size of the gap between them is a strong indicator of obesity levels in that society.”
If only we could walk as much as other countries, but we can’t not because we’re lazy but because it is sometimes unsafe and also the heat might kill us. Right? If half the population of Malaysia started taking steps to walk instead of driving, it would be a good thing for us too as there will be lesser traffic jams, accidents, obesity and even pollution. But Kuala Lumpur is definitely not walkable as much as the other countries out there.
If you’d like to see the results tested for other countries, take a look at this mini chart by USA Today below:
Source: USA Today
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