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Greece ranked among the most active and least laziest countries in the world! PDF Print E-mail
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The medical journal The Lancet ranked 122 countries based on inactivity. Guess what? Malta was ranked the most laziest in the world with a 71.9% inactive population and Greece ranked among the most physically active of countries worldwide with just 15.6% being inactive.

Top 20 laziest countries (least physically active) in the world

1) Malta: 71.9%
2) Swaziland: 69%
3) Saudi Arabia: 68.8%
4) Serbia: 68.3%
5) Argentina: 68.3%
6) Micronesia: 66.3%
7) UAE: 65.2%
8) Kuwait: 64.5%
9) UK: 63.3%
10) Malaysia: 61.4%
11) Japan
12) Dominican Republic
13) Namibia
14) Iraq
15) Turkey
16) Cyprus
17) Italy
18) Ireland
19) South Africa
20) Bhutan

Just above the limit of 50% Japan, Dominican Republic, Turkey, Italy, Ireland, Spain and Portugal. And although U.S citizens are blamed to be obese and inactive only 40.5 % of Americans are rated as inactive, which is not so bad compared with many other countries. Women are more inactive – 47% and men apparently move more – only 33.5% do not sport regularly.

Most physically active countries

Bangladesh: 4.7% inactive
Mozambique: 7.1%
Comorian Islands: 8.3%
Benin: 9.1%
Mongolia: 9.4%
Malawi: 10.2%
Cambodia: 11.2%
Guinea: 12.1%
Myanmar and Vietnam 12.7% to 15.3%
Greece: 15.6%
Ukraine: 18.4%
Netherlands: 18.2%

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