London, August 5 (ANI): Britain has been found to be the laziest country in the world, where more than 63 percent of the population falls into the category of 'inactive', a new study has suggested.
Scientific journal The Lancet, which has carried out a global study, included results from 122 countries, to rank them according to their laziness quotient.
Ireland, which is famous for it pubs and music, was ranked as the 18th least active country in the world.
The study also revealed that just over 40 percent of those in North America were inactive, putting it in the 46th spot, the Daily Mail reported.
Meanwhile, Greece was labelled the least lazy nation in the study, as only 15 percent of the population of the country was classed as inactive.
Other countries, which have raced ahead of UK in being inactive, were Kuwait, Micronesia, Argentina, Serbia, Saudi Arabia, Swaziland and Malta
Top 20 laziest countries in the world are:
Malta - 71.9 percent inactive
Swaziland - 69.0 percent inactive
Saudi Arabia - 68.8 percent inactive
Serbia - 68.3 percent inactive
Argentina - 68.3 percent inactive
Micronesia - 66.3 percent inactive
Kuwait - 64.5 percent inactive
Britain - 63.3 percent inactive
United Arab Emirates - 62.5 percent inactive
Malaysia - 61.4 percent inactive
Japan - 60.2 percent inactive
Dominican Republic - 60.0 percent inactive
Namibia - 58.5 percent inactive
Iraq - 58.4 percent inactive
Turkey - 56.0 percent inactive
Cyprus - 55.4 percent inactive
Italy - 54.7 percent inactive
Ireland - 53.2 percent inactive
South Africa - 52.4 percent inactive
Bhutan - 52.3 percent inactive (ANI)