India growing unfit

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We always knew it, actually, could see it all around us. HelathifyMe just confirmed with statistics the :unfit” truth of India.

As much as two-thirds of executives have a body-mass index (BMI) over 25 and that is seriously unhealthy. HealthifyMe’s “Corporate India Fitness Report” analysed fitness patterns based on corporate sectors. The data was collected from 60,000 people across more than 20 Indian cities over 12 months and is based on the food and activity logs tracked by participants aged 21-60.

Interestingly, it found that employees in the financial services and manufacturing sectors had the least active lifestyles. Employees in the consumer goods and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industries, who have the most active lifestyles, walked at least 1,000 more steps each day than those in financial services.

FMCG sector workers also topped the list, in terms of healthy protein intake, while those in the retail sector ate the most fat-rich foods. People in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata consumed the most protein, and those in non-metros relied heavily on a fatty diet.

The most revealing fact found – the evening snack with chai was almost always the unhealthiest, usually something fried, samosa most of the times. And this snack alone added more to the fat than the day long meals.

So time to ditch that samosa-chutney?

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