53% of Women in India ‘Physically Inactive’: Survey
While men and women in India are largely physically inactive, women were found to burn less calories than their male counterparts, finds a survey of over one million Indians.
The survey "Physical activity levels of Indians" by HealthifyMe, the domestic health and fitness app, showed that 53 percent of Indian women are "inactive" and burn less than 50 percent of calories that a person should burn through physical activity, daily, as against 44 percent of men.
The average calorie burn budget of Indian men is 476 calories per day vs women's 374 calories per day, out of which men burn 55 percent (262) while women burn just 44 percent (165).
According to Tushar Vashisht, Co-founder and CEO, HealthifyMe,
"From our experience, we are already witnessing an increase of such cases amongst people as early as in their 30s.
"Everyday physical activity and good eating habits can play a crucial role in avoiding and even reversing such diseases. It is time that we start taking 'working out' more seriously," Vashisht said.
Bengaluru, Gurugram and Noida were found as the most fitness conscious, while Kolkata, Jaipur, Lucknow and Ahmedabad were the least active cities.
The data is based on the activity auto-synced via fitness-bands or smartphone apps as well as self-reported workouts from over one million users, aged between 25 and 35.
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