Malaysia is 3rd laziest country In the world: Study

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A study showed that Malaysia is the third laziest country in the world!

According to a new study conducted by Standford University, Malaysians walk an average of 3,943 steps a day.

But compared to Hong Kongers who walk an average of 6,880 steps a day, the Malaysian average does not seem much.

The study was conducted using step-counters installed in most smartphones to track the walking activity of about 700,000 people in 46 countries around the world.

Scott Delp, a professor who co-led the research, said that “the study is 1,000 times larger than any previous study on human movement.”

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, asked Hype.my.

33 COMMENTS

  1. Humans are already overusing the lower limbs for standing and walking. Therefore the advice is 10,000 movements a day and not just steps for overall health and fitness. And don’t forget humans are created for movements and there are over 500 moving parts that need to be tinkled with as many and as often as possible for optimum well-being. God created Humans to move with the caveat “use it or lose it”. So please don’t give the wrong advice.

  2. The study was conducted using step-counters installed in most smartphones to track the walking activity of about 700,000 people in 46 countries around the world.

    There are many questions to this study, especially when the tracking is done using step-counters installed on smartphones. I think it is not wise to draw conclusion as suggested by the header and give ‘unkind’ labelling to the people of the country.

  3. What kind of reasoning is this? Walking less is being lazy.

    Those who thinks that walking more is being hard working are idiots.

    And how come such spyware were installed in the smart phones without their knowledge?

  4. Noticed that Malaysians, Indians and Pinoys are ranked very low. What the hell are we doing importing them? I am not suggesting discrimination against Malaysia, India and the Phillipines, but do you guys notice that the Chinese are ranked very high, for being hardworking?

    We should take in more Chinese.

  5. Apart from KL other in Malaysia do not have MRT or frequent bus facilities and every Malaysian have a car, unlike SG and HK where owning a small car becomes a luxury…Plus it is very very hot and humid outside

    • Apart from KL, other states in Malaysia do not have MRT or frequent bus facilities and every Malaysian have a car, unlike SG and HK where owning a small car becomes a luxury…Plus it is very very hot and humid outside