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Dec 25, 2010

Indians need more exercise

We keep telling you how important it is to exercise and how Indians are genetically prone to obesity and diabetes. To combat this, the Indian govt lowered obesity guidelines, so more people fall into the ‘obese’ category. Check if you are obese, by Indian govt health standards? Trust us, most of you would be surprised!

To further confirm the genetic tendency of Indians towards lifestyle disorders like obesity and diabetes, recent physical activity guidelines state that Indians need more almost double te amount of exercise as our Western counterparts to reduce risk of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and metabolic complications.

The American Diabetic Association prescribes 45 minutes of exercises, 3-4 times per week. Note, that’s for Americans. For Indians, the requirement is 1 hour of exercise, 7 days a week!

Keep in mind that its not just doing any kind of exercise, but the right kind of exercise, at the appropriate exertion level, that will help you improve your health and fitness. Get on a well structured fitness plan, and see great results on your health and fitness. If you need motivation, sign up for some personal training.

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