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Young people in Ho Chi Minh City shun physical exercise: poll

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 21:01 GMT+7
Young people in Ho Chi Minh City shun physical exercise: poll
Young people join a race in Ho Chi Minh City.

Most young Vietnamese people surveyed by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper admitted that they are too lazy to do physical exercise.

The poll was conducted on 100 young people aged from 18 to 30 in Ho Chi Minh City.

Fifty-one men and 49 women working in different industries were polled, revealing an alarming statistic of 68 percent who confessed that they have never or rarely taken physical exercise in their free time.

A female worker named Duong Thi Thu Thao in District 9 told Tuoi Tre, “I know it is good for [my] health to take exercise but I lack free time. After work, I just sleep or relax at home or chat with friends.”

Those polled said they spend their free time mostly resting at home, going out to chat with friends, drinking, playing computer games and surfing the Internet and social networks.

Despite the lazy lifestyle statistics, 60 percent of the people surveyed said they had a permanent interest in their health by regularly taking measurements of their body and weight.

A high percentage of the young people surveyed said they did not have a sound and long enough sleep at night.

Only 36 percent said they could sleep soundly for 6-8 hours every night, while 34 percent divulged they only had long and sound sleeps three or four days a week.

As many as 30 percent admitted they rarely have a sound sleep.

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