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Hong Kong and New York are always compared for their pace, diversity and size.
But when it comes to New York’s motto, “The city that never sleeps!”
There’s just no comparison.
Hong Kong … SLEEPS !
There are quite a few people in Hong Kong who don’t understand the difference between sitting and sleeping.
If they’re gonna sit, they’re going to sleep!
Whether it be on the train, in a meeting or on the street!
Now I’ve thought of 3 major reasons why I think these people are so tired. Here they are.
If you’re going to eat a whole loaf of white bread, (especially with your head halfway in the bag) unless you’re a big time athlete, that will make you sleepy! White rice, white flour noodles and other carbo heavy foods definitely make you feel tired.
Hong Kong can be a very stressful city, and with an average of 50 hours of work per week for full time employees, that doesn’t leave a lot of time or energy to de-stress.
Lack of physical activity
I just got back from a run, and the path tonight was packed. There was also a large group doing Tai Chi to some kick ass twangy music! A lot of people in Hong Kong exercise! But sadly my guess is that for every person exercising, there are 10 doing something very stagnant.
Hopefully you’ve made it through this blog without crashing on me…
If so, keep making sure that exercise and diet are top priorities in your life and never underestimate the power of your mind. Just thinking you aren’t tired is scientifically proven to give you that boost you need.
Now, personally I find it cute seeing a row of MTR passengers sleeping side by side on their morning commute. I’d take that over seeing people yawning without covering their mouths any day! As you know by myHK Pet Peeves HERE.
Do you agree? Is Hong Kong the sleepiest city you’ve ever been to?
Let me know in the comments below!
*All photos in this blog were taken by our streetSNAP photographer, Sean Creamer!