Malaysia is the 10th laziest nation in the world! The shocking piece of finding came from an international study timed intentionally to coincide with the London Olympic Games.
Worse still, Malaysia turned out to be the most slothful nation by far in Southeast Asia, scoring 61.4% on the inactive index versus Cambodia’s 11.2%, Myanmar’s 12.7%, Vietnam’s 15.3%, Thailand’s 19.2%, Philippines’ 23.7% and Indonesia’s 29.8% . Perhaps due to its small size, neighboring Singapore was not on the survey of 122 countries grading about 89% of the world’s population.
“It is not something to be proud of and it is time for the Health ministry to get cracking on making Malaysians more aware of where we stand instead of giving the usual excuses and denials which do no one any good. A healthy lifestyle and an active and bright mind go hand in hand. So if we are fitter, the tendency is that we won’t be so lazy mentally either,” PKR vice president Chua Jui Meng, a former Health minister, told MalaiseMalaysia Chronicle. (more…)