The 20 most lazy nations in the world

The World Health Organization classified 168 countries according to the percentage of their population that does not participate in the recommended amount of exercise each week (the graph shows the results for men)

The 20 most lazy nations in the world have been named and embarrassed in a new and important report on levels of exercise around the world.

Kuwait has the lowest levels of physical activity: 67% of its population does not reach the recommended targets.

At the other end of the scale, only 5.5% of people in Uganda do not get enough exercise to stay healthy.

The findings, published by the World Health Organization, also rank Great Britain as the 46th of 168 countries in its classification table. The United States was even higher.

The World Health Organization classified 168 countries according to the percentage of their population that does not participate in the recommended amount of exercise each week (the graph shows the results for men)

The World Health Organization classified 168 countries according to the percentage of their population that does not participate in the recommended amount of exercise each week (the graph shows the results for men)

Globally, 32 percent of women and 23 percent of men fail to achieve the activity goal, according to the important WHO report, published in the medical journal Lancet (the chart shows results for women )

Globally, 32 percent of women and 23 percent of men fail to achieve the activity goal, according to the important WHO report, published in the medical journal Lancet (the chart shows results for women )

Globally, 32 percent of women and 23 percent of men fail to achieve the activity goal, according to the important WHO report, published in the medical journal Lancet (the chart shows results for women )

Kuwait has the lowest levels of physical activity: 67% of its population fails to achieve the recommended exercise objectives. At the other end of the scale, only 5.5% of people in Uganda do not get enough physical activity to stay healthy

Kuwait has the lowest levels of physical activity: 67% of its population fails to achieve the recommended exercise objectives. At the other end of the scale, only 5.5% of people in Uganda do not get enough physical activity to stay healthy

Kuwait has the lowest levels of physical activity: 67% of its population fails to achieve the recommended exercise objectives. At the other end of the scale, only 5.5% of people in Uganda do not get enough physical activity to stay healthy

About 36 percent of Britons are putting their health at risk by not doing at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week.

But women seem more lazy than men: 40% of women and 32% of men fail to achieve physical activity goals.

Experts have described the figures as a "condemnatory accusation" of the nation's health.

WHO urges people to do at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week, such as biking or brisk walking, or 75 minutes of strenuous exercise, such as running.

WHERE ARE THE 20 NATIONS THAT EXERCISE THE MINOR?

Kuwait 67%

American Samoa 53.4%

Saudi Arabia 53%

Iraq 52%

Brazil 47%

Costa Rica 46.1%

Cyprus 44.4%

Suriname 44.4%

Colombia 44%

Marshall Islands 43.5%

Portugal 43.4%

Bahamas 43.3%

Barbados 42.9%

New Zealand 42.4%

Germany 42.2%

Nauru 42.1%

Malta 41.7%

Argentina 41.6%

Italy 41.4%

United Arab Emirates 41.4%

% = percentage of the country's population that does not participate in 150 minutes of exercise each week

More British adults do not achieve these goals than people in Africa, South America and most of Asia. In poorer countries, people tend to walk longer distances and are more active in their jobs, while people living in rich countries often have a sedentary lifestyle and rely on public transport.

But they are also less active than in comparable Western nations such as France, Spain, Australia and Canada.

The United States is even more inactive than the United Kingdom, with 40% of adults without sufficient exercise, while the figure for Italy is 41%.

The WHO report, published in the medical journal Lancet, revealed that the global average of insufficient activity was 27 percent.

More than half of adults do not get enough exercise in American Samoa (53.4 percent), Saudi Arabia (53 percent) and Iraq (52 percent).

Although, together with Uganda, there are six other nations where insufficient activity is less than 10%: Mozambique, Lesotho, Tanzania, Niue, Vanuatu and Togo.

Worldwide, 32% of women and 23% of men fail to achieve the objective of the activity.

Experts believe that women around the world tend to be more inactive than men because they participate in less sports and leisure activities, and when they exercise they do so at a lower intensity.

Experts fear that a growing crisis of inactive lifestyles will put millions at risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

WHO urges people to do at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week, such as biking or brisk walking, or 75 minutes of strenuous exercise, such as running

WHO urges people to do at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week, such as biking or brisk walking, or 75 minutes of strenuous exercise, such as running

WHO urges people to do at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week, such as biking or brisk walking, or 75 minutes of strenuous exercise, such as running

WHERE ARE THE 10 NATIONS THAT EXERCISE?

  1. Uganda 5.5%
  2. Mozambique 5.6%
  3. Lesotho 6.3%
  4. Tanzania 6.5%
  5. Niue 6.9%
  6. Vanuatu 8%
  7. Togo 9.8%
  8. Cambodia 10.5%
  9. Myanmar 10.7%
  10. Tokelau 11.1%

% = percentage of the country's population that does not participate in 150 minutes of exercise each week

Steven Ward, of the UK's active organization, said: "These numbers are a damning accusation of our nation's health, with the United Kingdom trailing much of the rest of the world by activity levels.

"Physical inactivity is the cause of 37,000 premature deaths in the United Kingdom each year and costs our economy an estimated £ 20 billion.

"This should be seen as a national disgrace."

"The government must make physical activity a top-priority health priority … or risk an unsustainable burden on both the NHS and social assistance."

The figures appear after a report by Public Health England, published yesterday, found that 78 percent of those over 30 have hearts that are more damaged than they should be for their age, which puts them at greater risk. of premature death.

Experts are particularly concerned about the inactive middle-aged people in their 40s, 50s and 60s who continually put their lives ahead of their health needs.

About 67 percent of men and 57 percent of women in Britain are overweight, well above the world average.

The scientists wrote in the WHO report: "Our analysis, which includes data from almost 2 million participants, shows that, globally, in 2016 more than a quarter of adults did not get enough physical activity.

"This puts more than 1.4 billion adults at risk of developing or aggravating illnesses related to inactivity, and it must be addressed urgently."

The report, published in the medical journal The Lancet, called for more opportunities for women to perform safe and accessible leisure activities in order to increase their overall levels of activity & # 39;

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