It’s Official – New Jerseyans Are Lazy
According to quora.com, it takes the average person 20 minutes to walk a mile...and for many people, that's 20 minutes to long. We're a society that wants instant gratification. (I mean, how annoying are those 5 seconds we have to wait before skipping an ad on YouTube?) So it should come as no surprise that 2/3 of New Jerseyans would not walk a mile to get somewhere.
That's what GearHungry.com found when it surveyed Americans between 18-65. It also found that, on average, the longest a New Jerseyan would walk to get somewhere was just over 19 minutes, which is slightly longer than the average Pennsylvanian would walk.
The state with the highest percentage of people who would walk a mile to get somewhere was Idaho and the state with the lowest percentage was Alaska. (It's cold in Alaska, so I get why no one wants to walk too far in that state).
The survey also found that over a third of Americans would take an elevator rather than climbing one flight of stairs and 1 in 10 people would not exercise even of their life depended on it.
Here are some of the interesting findings from the survey:
- On average, women are slightly lazier than men.
- The average person stays on a "health kick" just over one week before breaking down and going back to their bad habits.
- 77% of people said they were too busy to exercise and 74% said they were too busy to eat healthy.
For more information and other findings from the survey, click here.