A new study by Stanford University has found that Indians are among the laziest people in the world. The researchers used step counters to know how many steps people take in various countries.
As many as 7,000,000 people were part of the research in 46 nations. According to the data, out of 46 countries, India is at 39th on the list.
An average Indian takes 4297 steps daily, but the condition of Indian women is even worse. While an Indian men takes 4,606, Indian women could only take 3, 684 steps on an average.
In a report published in the Times of India, Delhi-based dietician Ritika Samaddar has said that at least 10,000 steps should be taken in a day. “People feel that if they have walked for an hour in the morning, they have got their share of physical exercise done. But you need to be active throughout the day.”
The study has found that the steps taken are associated directly to the obesity. Therefore more number of steps is linked to lower obesity.
Countries which are more active than others include Hong Kong, China, Ukraine and Japan. People walk over 6,000 steps every day in these countries.
Conversely, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia are the countries which are at the bottom in the list. In these countries, people walk less than 3,900 steps every day.