Yes, the latest WHO report is not only alarming for us but also surfaces grave concerns the way we Indians are putting our health at the test. The report says the youngsters who form over 50% of the nation’s population are getting lazy. These youngsters are physically inactive compared to the youth of China, Nepal, Pakistan, and Myanmar. According to the report, the 34% population of the country is insufficient physically active.
Before this, such a study was done in 2001 and then 32% people were found insufficient physically active. Then after 15 years, when the data was accumulated and analyzed but surprisingly a boost of 2% is observed by the researchers.
To know the physical activity, WHO studied about 19 Lakh people across 168 countries and about 77 thousand people were included in the study. After the analysis, India got the 52 spots. This report was published by Lancet on behalf of WHO. The research team claims they have included about 96% population of the world.
Due to insufficient physical activity, the youth of the nation might face 6 types of diseases including cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, type-2 diabetes, cancer of breast and intestine and dementia in the long run.
Compared to males, females in India are less active. The statics reads; on 24.7% insufficient active males, there are 43.3% less active females. The study included states like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Assam, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu.
The report also surfaced some interesting facts. For instance:
People from Kuwait are the laziest fellows while Ugandans are the most active with the percentage of 94.5, the highest in the world. Here are the stats:
WHO says, ‘We have decided to increase the physical activity up to 10% by 2025 and 15% by 2030 across the world. However, the level we see at the moment suggests that the aim we set is tough to achieve. Except for a few countries, the level of physical inactivity is same from 2001 in many nations.