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Many Brits do nothing but relax after work

May 7, 2012 at 12:53 AM   |   Comments

LONDON, May 7 (UPI) -- Many British adults admit to being too lazy to climb stairs, cook dinner, have sex or iron wrinkles from clothes, a survey indicates.

The survey by Weight Watchers UK of 2,683 British adults indicated 32 percent said they always drive short distances when walking is a viable option, and more than half said they duck out of regular exercise sessions in favor of a night on the sofa.

The survey showed the average Briton does nothing but sit down for an average of four nights a week. Seventeen percent said they didn't have enough drive to have sex with their partner and went straight to sleep instead.

Also on the "can't be bothered" list were:

-- Decline a night out because they didn't want to get ready.

-- Shove everything under beds rather than tidying properly.

-- Join a new gym and then couldn't be bothered to attend.

-- Wait for the next bus rather than run for the one leaving.

Thirty-three percent admitted they simply can't be bothered to do anything but relax in their spare time.

"More than 14 million adults [in Britain] are leading more inactive lifestyles than is healthy or necessary," Zoe Hellman, head of public health for weight watchers, said in a statement. "The lack of motivation that this research highlights is putting people at risk of far reaching health issues later in life including obesity, type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease."

No further survey details were provided.

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