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
can’t ... be bothered 懒得搭理
（flights of） stairs （几层） 楼梯
remote control 遥控器
it’s no wonder that 难怪
for the sake 为了... 着想