Uganda most energetic, Kuwait laziest country in the world, says survey

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In a survey of 168 nations on a spectrum from most energetic to the laziest countries, Uganda came in first as the most energetic country while Kuwait came last. The US came as 143rd, the UK 123rd, Singapore at 126th, while Australia came in at 97th.

According to the World Health Organization, more than half of the population in Kuwait, American Samoa, Saudi Arabia and Iraq do not get enough exercise. In contrast, Uganda has a 5.5% population that are not active.

India ranked 117th, Philippines 141st and Brazil 164th.

Global exercise levels have not improved despite WHO trying to meet its target of reducing physical inactivity by 10 percent. “A significant increase in national action is urgently needed in most countries,” they said.

Since in poorer countries, women tend to be less active than men and the counterparts tend to be twice as active as those in high-income countries. The authors of the report look at causes like sedentary occupations and a higher dependence on automobiles for the slide in activity.

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