LIFESTYLE DISEASES

Lifestyle related diseases such as diabetes, thyroid and pressure are on the rise in India, and more women are unhealthier than men, according to GOQii India Fit Report 2020. The report states that –

  • – a staggering 71 % of the women fall in the unhealthy category
  • – young adults in the 19-30 age group have the unhealthiest habits
  • – the young demonstrate a high propensity to be afflicted by lifestyle diseases
  • – about 62 % of its participants are either high risk or borderline on the high-risk assessment

Healthy eating, physical activity and social engagement – which includes a happy family life – are the major factors that boost longevity, according to the report. The report surveyed ninety-year olds and centenarians to find out their secret of long life. The most preferred food choices by them included dairy, especially milk, curd and ghee.

India Fit Report 2020 conducted a city-wise health analysis of 16 Indian cities and data has been collected from a cross-section of 5 million GOQii app users. Chandigarh emerged as the healthiest followed by Jaipur and Indore. Bangalore secured the fourth position and Hyderabad seventh. Both Delhi and Mumbai performed poorly and secured 12th and 15th positions, respectively. Kolkata got the title of the ‘most unhealthiest city’ and was placed at the 16th position. Kolkata has the largest aging population in the country and the highest incidence of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure and thyroid, states the report.

– compiled by Elizabeth

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