Malaysia the 10th most physically inactive nation

We’re apparently the worst of SEA nations too when it comes to physical inactivity – sloths as the Malaysia Chronicle reports

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.

(for medical readers, this thread in the Dobbs forum has links to the Lancet paper and also source for the raw data)

I wonder how the MOH’s No Lift Day is holding up? Perhaps it should be extended to ALL Government offices.

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