If you spend a lot of time eating and sleeping, well, you're definitely not alone. In fact, you should be able to get along with the French very well because a study has shown that the French spend more time eating and sleeping than other nations.
The Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development looked at the use of leisure time among 18 of its 30 member countries.
The French win in the sleeping and eating categories, spending on average nearly 9 hours a day in bed and more than 2 hours a day eating and drinking. That's nearly twice as much time at the table as Americans, Canadians or Mexicans!
Americans follow not far behind, spending some 8.5 hours a day sleeping and about an hour and a quarter at the table. And despite the moderate amount o time they spend eating each day, U.S obesity rates are the highest in the 30- member OECD with 34 percent of the American population with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over the critical 30 mark. The lowest obesity rates are found in Korea, followed by Japan, with less than 4 percent of the population with a BMI over 30.
The profiles on the use of leisure time were constructed by the OECD using 2006 data frm the 18 member countried or which up to date surveys on use o time were available.
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