Survey: Athenians becoming teletubbies

Nearly one in two Athenians spends five hours per day in front of the television while just over 55 percent of Athenians do not participate in any form of exercise, according to a survey made public yesterday. The survey, conducted by the Hellenic Medical Association for Obesity and sports group Europe Corporate Games, showed that 46 percent of respondents admitted to watching at least five hours of television per day. The survey sample was 403 white-collar workers, including 178 women, employed at different companies in Athens. The majority – 55 percent – exercise less than 100 minutes per week and use their own means of transport to get around the city, even to cover short distances, according to the study.