68% OF THE COUNTRY’S WORKING CLASS IS OVERWEIGHT: RESEARCH
· Study conducted by fitness level of corporate India and fitness app Healthify Me, research done on specialists aged 21-60 years
· Research said – most specialists are spending half their life in office, yet not active
63% of the country’s professionals are overweight. Their body mass index is over 23. They have exposed this information in the Fitness’s research Level of Corporate India. This has been done with fitness app Healthify Me. Research has been done on over 20 companies, 60 thousand professionals aged 21-60. These include factory workers and sales professionals.
HEALTH STEPS: 12 MONTHS OF RESEARCH
The research involved professionals from major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, and Hyderabad. During research, their food, diseases, and health were studied. All professionals were part of the 12-month wellness program of healthcare.
The research exposed that professionals in the consumer goods division walk an average of 5,988 steps a day. 4,969 of the finance sector and IT-manufacturing professionals run 5000 steps daily. The research elevated concern that most professionals are spending half their life in the office and are not active either. The result is more bodyweight.
FITNESS: BURNS 300 CALORIES DAILY AND 250 CALORIES ON WEEKENDS
Research has revealed that most Indian professionals get idle on weekends and are not physically active. Very few wish to do workouts. They burn 300 calories daily, while on weekends the figure rises to 250.
DIET: DIETARY FAT AND CARBOHYDRATE EXCESS
According to research, Indian professionals include more fat and carbohydrates in their diet, which is making them fat. The fat included in breakfast gives them 29.8 percent energy. There is 25.62 percent fat from lunch and 25.90 percent fat at dinner. But the highest fat among Indians is 33.71 percent from snacks. It is the main reason for being overweight. Protein is 17.31% at breakfast, 14.3% at lunch. The protein level in dinner is more 17.31 percent.
AWARENESS: KOLKATA’S PROFESSIONAL LEADER IN TAKING PROTEIN
People of Kolkata are at the lead of consuming protein in the diet. This is followed by Delhi, Bengaluru, and Mumbai. In contrast, people in non-metro cities take more fat. Those working in the FMCG sector take 16.38 percent and professionals associated with the consumer goods sector take 16.03 percent. People working in the marketing sector have less protein in the diet (16.03 percent).
WORKOUT: RUNNING IS THE FIRST CHOICE OF MOST PROFESSIONALS
According to research, running is the preferred workout of most professionals to stay fit, whether female or male. They then favor cycling, gym workouts, and swimming. Women professionals include indoor activities such as yoga in the routine to stay fit.