Alamak! Malaysia third laziest country on earth?February 24, 2018 0 By User
Malaysia is the third laziest people in the world. This is what a survey is saying.
And it is not good news for the Malaysians who love their cars or love sitting on their cosy chairs. So it seems.
According to a new study conducted by Standford University, Malaysians walk an average of 3,943 steps a day.
In comparison, Hong Kongers walk an average of 6,880 steps a day.
With regard to the results, you cannot blame the survey for this. It used data from the latest technology and such data would not lie.
They are called the step-counters installed in most smartphones that track the walking activity of the phone owners.
According to a professor who co-led the research, Scott Delp, says the study is 1,000 times larger than any previous studies.
The study tracked the walking activity of about 700,000 people in 46 countries around the world.
Standford researchers also noted that people typically walked a similar amount every day in countries with less obesity.
However, there were larger gaps between those who walked a lot and those who walked very little in nations with higher rates of obesity.
“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,” Delp explained.
In our opinion, Kuala Lumpur is not as walkable as cities like Seoul, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.
So the result is pretty unfair, don’t you think, asks Hype.my.
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