…at least according to a Basic Fitness Audit conducted by UK based LA Fitness, PLC. The survey shows that “reveal more than two thirds (68%) can’t do 20 sit-ups and 53% of those questioned couldn’t touch their toes. A total of 66% of respondents confessed to not doing any fast-paced fitness activity, such as cycling, running or speed walking, in the last year.In addition, almost half (42%) of those quizzed said they couldn’t climb three flights of stairs without becoming breathless.” Check out the rest of the article here.
Interesting to note that in Forbes’ study of the Worlds Fattest Countries, out earlier this year, the UK placed 28. On a superficial level, it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility that there are 27 countries with even worse levels of fitness.