There are so many great things people could be doing outside, like playing in the park, soaking in some sun on the beach, riding a bike, or even taking a walk, but it seems a lot of North Americans would rather be stuck inside. A new report reveals that folks in the U.S. and Canada spend more time indoors than people in 12 other countries in the world.
Velux surveyed 16,000 people in 14 countries, and found that 25% of the Americans polled actually spend an average of 21 to 24 hours inside each day, which is the second-worst in the survey. What’s more, 41% spend between 15 and 20 hours inside, and 34% spend between zero and 14 hours. And while that’s bad, Canadians are even worse, topping the list of shut-ins, with 26% staying inside between 21 and 24 hours a day.
As for the countries that spend the least time indoors, that would be folks in Italy and the Czech Republic. Overall, only 5% of people in both countries are indoors for 21 to 24 hours, while 57% spend between zero and 14 hours inside, and 38% spend 15 to 20 hours a day indoors.
Source: New York Post