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.

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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.