RIYADH (Web Desk) – A Saudi medical expert has termed Saudis the third laziest people in the world.

Dr Anwar Al Hashim, a health education specialist at King Saud Hospital in Riyadh, said Saudi Arabia has one of the highest rates of diabetes in the world, with nearly 3.5 million of its 30 million people suffering from the disease.

“Saudi Arabia ranks third in the world in terms of idleness. This is because of the idle lifestyle of people and their lack of exercise,” he said adding that Saudi women were lazier than their male counterparts in Saudi Arabia and the other Arab countries.

Dr. Anwar advised people to walk regularly as walking stimulates blood circulation, controls diabetes and reduces cholesterol in the blood.