One in every three Indians over 30 years of age are suffering from one or more lifestyle diseases like diabetes, high cholesterol, blood pressure, thyroid and cancer, says a report by GoQii, a California-based virtual fitness coaching platform.
The report titled ‘GOQii India Fit’ 2017 report says nearly 9.4 per cent people are suffering from high cholesterol, while 7.7 per cent diabetes and 6.76 per cent from thyroid.
“Over the years, there has been an increase in the number of chronic diseases due to the disruptive lifestyle changes in the country. Lack of exercise, erratic eating habits, increase in stress levels and poor sleep patterns are just some of the key reasons behind the increase of this epidemic,” Vishal Gondal, CEO and Founder of GOQii said, as quoted by IANS.
As per report, diseases like diabetes, cholesterol and cardiac related problems were found mainly in males, whiles females were found to have issues related to low blood pressure and thyroid.
Those surveyed were found to sleep for 6.72 hours every day which is less than a healthy average of 7-9 hours daily. Other factors found responsible for the liefestyle disease were lack of exercise and increase in stress.
Source: Media reports