29 Oct 2016

How do you rest and relax?

From This Way Up, 12:45 pm on 29 October 2016
Rest Test

Rest Test Photo: (Pixabay Public Domain)

Resttest.org was a global crowdsourced experiment that aimed to explored people's attitudes and opinions about rest, and how they like to relax. 

18,000 people from 134 countries participated in the study, including lots of us here in New Zealand. 

Claudia Hammond is the host of BBC's 'All In The Mind' programme and was part of the team that ran the survey and she's been looking at the results.

"The place getting the least amount of average rest is Ireland followed by the US, and at the top end for getting more rest is France very closely followed by New Zealand."

"New Zealand had an average of 3 hours and 37 minutes rest the previous day compared with only 3 hours and 8 minutes in the UK. So that's nearly an extra half hour you are getting!", Ms Hammond said.