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How Lazy Are You

By Louis Fox,2014-06-18 15:01
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How Lazy Are You

    How Lazy Are You ? 你懒惰吗?

Would you eat a ready meal from the fridge rather than cook from scratch? Have you

    been doing internet shopping rather than going to the stores? What can’t you be

    bothered to do?

A study into how lazy British people are has found more than half of adults are so idle

    they'd catch the lift rather than climb two flights of stairs.

Just over 2000 people were quizzed by independent researchers at Nuffield Health,

    Britain's largest health charity. The results were startling.

About one in six people surveyed said if their remote control was broken, they would

    continue watching the same channel rather than get up.

More than one third of those questioned said they would not run to catch a bus.

    Worryingly, of the 654 respondents with children, 64% said they were often too tired

    to play with them.

This led the report to conclude that it’s no wonder that one in six children in the UK

    are classified as obese before they start school.

Dr Sarah Dauncey, medical director of Nuffield Health, said: "People need to get fitter,

    not just for their own sake, but for the sake of their families, friends and evidently

    their pets too.

"If we don't start to take control of this problem, a whole generation will become too

    unfit to perform even the most rudimentary of tasks.”

And Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, was shamed as the most indolent city in the UK,

    with 75% surveyed admitting they do not get enough exercise, followed closely by

    Birmingham and Southampton, both with 67%.

The results pose serious challenges for the National Health Service, where

    obesity-related illnesses such as heart disease and cancer have been on a steady

    increase for the past 40 years and are costing billions of pounds every year.

ready meal 速食餐

from scratch 从头开始

cant ... be bothered 懒得搭理

study 调查

idle 静止不动

flights of stairs (几层) 楼梯

quizzed 被询问

    startling 令人吃惊的

surveyed 被调查

    remote control 遥控器

respondents 回答者

    its no wonder that 难怪

classified 被归类为

obese 肥胖

    for the sake 为了... 着想

generation 一代人

    rudimentary 最基本的

shamed 被批评

indolent 懒洋洋的

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