Study: Half Of Indian Adult Population Does Not Meet Necessary Levels Of Physical Activities In Turn Have Increased Health Risks

A huge proportion of Indian adults failed to meet the recommended standard of physical activity.

by Shreya Ghosh
Study: Half Of Indian Adult Population Does Not Meet Necessary Levels Of Physical Activities In Turn Have Increased Health Risks

Is it only me or do you also wonder how these days pass faster than usual? With many things on our to-do lists, we do not get enough time to indulge in physical activities. Be it laziness, hectic schedules, or procrastination, most of us are victims of Monday se gym jayenge. Without even realising, these postponed plans are ruining our health. A recent study revealed that half of Indian adults are not doing physical activities regularly.

Study Shows Indian Adult Population’s Lack Of Focus On Daily Physical Activities

Indian Adult Physical Activities Study
Picture credit- Canva

A recent study published by the Lancet Global Health revealed alarming information about the Indian adult population, their focus on doing regular physical activities, and concerns related to insufficient practices. It stated that one in two adults living in India failed to meet the suggested physical activity standards. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended these levels. Half of our nation’s adults are not following regular exercise, gym, yoga, or other physical activities.

The information stated in the medical journal strikingly shows the major health risks of suffering from cardiovascular diseases. As per experts, people who are inactive when it comes to physical movement possess a higher risk of getting affected by heart attacks, type 2 diabetes, dementia, strokes, breast cancer, and colon cancer.

Indian Adult Physical Activities Study
Picture credit- Canva

Considering the global adult population, about 31 per cent of people did not focus on regular exercise. Shockingly, the data revealed that 49.4 per cent of Indian adults did not perform recommended levels of physical activities. Next is Pakistan with 45.7 of such adults, according to a report by Hindustan Times.

Also read: From Heart Diseases To Even Death, Study Reveals Risks Of Consuming Plant-Based Meats  

It Is High Time We Start Focusing On Our Health Diligently

Indian Adult Physical Activities Study
Picture credit- Canva

It looks like the present conditions resemble a do-or-die situation. If Indian adults do not start prioritising their health and continue physical inactivity instead, the proportion of people not meeting the proper standards is expected to rise to 59.9 per cent by 2030. Unfortunately, the percentage of adults not doing proper exercise has jumped by 5 per cent from 2010 to 2022.

Regular activities leave a spectacular impression on our everyday lives. Not only looking fit but these practices improve our health in so many significant ways. From enjoying a better quality of life to getting long-term advantages, there is no replacement for exercise.

Also read: What Is Sugar Tax And Which Countries Have Implemented It?

Do you workout regularly?

Cover Image Courtesy: Canva

For more such snackable content, interesting discoveries and the latest updates on food, travel and experiences in your city, download the Curly Tales App. Download HERE.