So-fa-ntastic! North West a region of couch potatoes as we spend 1,400 hours a year glued to the settee

North West residents spend an average of two months a year on the sofa, according to a new poll.

A YouGov report for Sofaworks revealed that people living in the region spend an average of 3-4 hours a day on the sofa – equating to over 1,400 hours a year.

The report, which polled 10,000 Brits, also revealed that 18% of people from the North West are partial to glamming it up on the sofa, as it’s where they do their nails and make up.

Sofaworks CEO Jason Tyldesley said: “Our first home lifestyle report has revealed some interesting insights into the how the modern family lives across the nation.

“What’s clear is that the sofa is very much an integral part of our homes.”

Other results revealed that almost two thirds of people (61%) living in the North West eat on the sofa.

Overall, Scots are the sofa champions of the UK with one in five (18%) spending the longest amount of time per day on their beloved sofas – between five and 10 hours.

At the other end of the scale, Londoners spend the least amount of time on the sofa, with a fifth (18%) spending less than one hour per day on it.

One in ten Northerners (12%) buy a new sofa every three to four years, whereas Southerners are much more likely to keep the same sofa for up to 20 years (32%).  

Manchester was previously labelled the ‘couch potato capital’ of the UK in 2013, with more inactive adults in the city than in any other local authority in the UK.

Image courtesy of Pat David via FlickR, with thanks.

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