Cambodia's teenagers 3rd laziest in the world.

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Cambodia's teenagers 3rd laziest in the world.

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:43 am

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ByJacky -
November 22, 2019


South Korea, the Philippines and Cambodia had the majority of children who were physically inactive and engaged in physical activity for less than an hour a day, the World Health Organization study revealed

In the UK, 79.9 percent of teenagers & # 39; do insufficient physical activity & # 39 ;, the report said.

Meanwhile, the US surpassed almost every country on Earth with only 72 percent of children inactive – only higher than Bangladesh, Slovakia and Ireland.

The electronic revolution has radically changed people's movement patterns by changing where and how they live, learn, work, play and travel, by gradually isolating them indoors (for example, houses, schools, workplaces and vehicles), usually in seats.

WHERE DO CHILDREN DO THE MINEST EXERCISE?
1.South Korea (94.2% of children are active for less than an hour a day)
2.Philippines (93.4%)
3.Cambodia (91.6%)
4.Sudan (90.3%)
5.East Timor (89.4%)
6.Zambia (89.3%)
7.Australia (89%)
8.Venezuela (88.8%)
9.New Zealand (88.7%)

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Post by Username Taken » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:44 am

Minest???
... give 'em a quick, short, sharp shock ...

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Re: Cambodia's teenagers 3rd laziest in the world.

Post by clutchcargo » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:18 am

Username Taken wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:44 am
Minest???
Come on UT....opposite of 'mostest' :D
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Post by Brody » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:27 am

clutchcargo wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:18 am
Username Taken wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:44 am
Minest???
Come on UT....opposite of 'mostest' :D
Settle down you shiftless, lazy bogans.......sweet jesus, 89%?!? Get your shit together. Go outside and scoop up some kangaroo turds off the roads or something.
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Re: Cambodia's teenagers 3rd laziest in the world.

Post by newkidontheblock » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:48 am

Completely misleading headline. Should be something like least outdoor playtime.

South Korean kids work hard. No even close to lazy. Saw a program on Netflix about it. Wake up early morning to school that finishes in the afternoon then cram school until around 10 PM or so. After dinner and homework, sleep at around 1-2 am. Repeat daily to get ahead. In terms of productive study time, they are tops.

Compared to them. American kids are beyond lazy.

Average Khmer kid in public school doesn’t even have a chance.

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Post by Spigzy » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:31 pm

newkidontheblock wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:48 am
Completely misleading headline. Should be something like least outdoor playtime.

South Korean kids work hard. No even close to lazy. Saw a program on Netflix about it. Wake up early morning to school that finishes in the afternoon then cram school until around 10 PM or so. After dinner and homework, sleep at around 1-2 am. Repeat daily to get ahead. In terms of productive study time, they are tops.

Compared to them. American kids are beyond lazy.

Average Khmer kid in public school doesn’t even have a chance.
Unfortunately this also has the impact of creating automatons bereft of any personality or purpose. Whilst I wouldn't deny that even Singaporean & Malaysian education systems are brutally competitive on the number of hours crammed, that isn't necessarily good to create well balanced adults. Also productivity dwindles with fatigue, they're turning up, doing the numbers, but as far as productivity goes, I'm not so convinced generally - of course there are always exceptions.

And then an American adult shoots 100 people in one sitting. Sorry, carry on - automatons it is! :facepalm:
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Post by Brody » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:42 pm

Spigzy wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:31 pm
And then an American adult shoots 100 people in one sitting. Sorry, carry on - automatons it is! :facepalm:
Ahhh, yes....thanks spigzoid......what would we possibly do if someone didn't throw out that ole chestnut of American mass shootings.

Very apropos to the OP and bolsters your argument quite well. :thumb: thanks bud......now go dunk your head in a vat of stale Twinings and take a deep inhalation.
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Post by Spigzy » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:56 pm

Brody wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:42 pm
Spigzy wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:31 pm
And then an American adult shoots 100 people in one sitting. Sorry, carry on - automatons it is! :facepalm:
Ahhh, yes....thanks spigzoid......what would we possibly do if someone didn't throw out that ole chestnut of American mass shootings.

Very apropos to the OP and bolsters your argument quite well. :thumb: thanks bud......now go dunk your head in a vat of stale Twinings and take a deep inhalation.
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Re: Cambodia's teenagers 3rd laziest in the world.

Post by Anchor Moy » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:14 pm

:dm: "Lazy" article indeed - is it from the Daily Mail ?
Meaning of lazy in English
lazy
adjective [ -er/-est only ]
us
/ˈleɪ·zi/
not willing or not wanting to work or use effort to do something
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dic ... glish/lazy
In this case, I agree with NKOTB that most South Korean kids are not allowed to be lazy. There is a difference between kids being lazy, and not getting enough physical exercise because they are doing schoolwork 10 hours a day.

Not sure how they measured the laziness factor, and I wonder how the questions were phrased - eg: Do you belong to a sports club or a gym where you spend more than 1 hour a week?

And what to make of all those fat lazy slobs of teenagers living in Sudan, East-Timor, and Zambia ? :facepalm:
Did this study take into account all the teenagers that work full-time in developing countries ? Or does work not count as physical activity ?
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Re: Cambodia's teenagers 3rd laziest in the world.

Post by hanno » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:59 pm

The article I read elsewhere never mentioned the word "lazy", only teenagers with the least time spent doing physical activities of any sort.

I agree with Spigzy: children spending 100-hour weeks at school or studying is not something I want my kids to aspire to. I have a Khmer friend whose teenage boy has 18-hour days, 7 days a week. Workers have stormed the barricades for less.
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