Germans think they’re fit, but they’re really couch potatoes

Source: The Local

A report released on Thursday by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reveals that Germans perhaps overestimate their healthy lifestyles.More Germans in 2014 considered themselves to be physically fit than ten years ago – 65 percent of Germans said they were healthy, compared to 60 percent in 2004. And about 8 percent in 2014 said they felt they were in poor or very poor health, compared to 9 percent in 2004. So Germans seem to have better perceptions of their own health a decade later, but as the rest of the report reveals, this isn’t always the case. Germans on average spend about 4.5 times as much time in front of the TV each day as they do exercising, or a little over two hours watching shows compared to 27 minutes doing physical activities.

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