Medindia

X

Two in Five Indian Kids Have Unhealthy BMI

by Kathy Jones on  November 28, 2014 at 6:01 PM Indian Health News   - G J E 4
Researchers have warned that students across the country are severely lagging in health and fitness departments and two in five children do not have a healthy BMI.
 Two in Five Indian Kids Have Unhealthy BMI
Two in Five Indian Kids Have Unhealthy BMI
Advertisement

The countrywide study involved more than 115,000 children between 7 and 17 years of age and from 287 schools across 85 cities from 23 states.

Advertisement
Boys had worsen BMI ratings compared to girls, with just 59 percent of boys having what is considered to be a healthy BMI compared to 65 percent of girls. The researchers warned that failure to act now is pushing the current generation to an 'unhealthy' future.

"The lack of health and fitness among such a large number of children yet again proves that physical activity/sports in schools should be viewed as an important part of the curriculum for the overall development of a child", the CEO and Co-founder of EduSports, Saumil Majmudar said.

Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All