Ground Report | New Delhi: Most men in Delhi; In India, more women are physically active than men. Similarly, this difference is also noticeable in rural and urban areas, where more men over 45 living in rural areas are more physically active than in cities. The research is published by the Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI).
While most older people in India know that chronic illness can be eliminated by doing daily exercise and other physical activity, most of the country’s population regularly follows this healthy lifestyle. do not do it. According to a study where 68.7 percent of women over 45 were physically active, the rate was recorded for men in this age group at 59.8 percent.
On the other hand, when it comes to the age group over 60, where 30.8% of men were physically active, the figure for women was 56.9%. This also mattered where people lived: 61.7 percent of men living in rural areas were healthier, compared with 55.4 percent in urban areas. On the other hand, when it comes to women, this figure is different from where 67.6 percent of rural women were more active, while in urban areas the figure was 70.9 percent.
By state, more than three-quarters of people over 45 living in Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Puducherry, and Nagaland are physically active. However, at the national level, the gender difference can be clearly visible. In every state, women were more active than men, the study said.
Most men in Delhi are physically less active
If we talk about the least physically active older men, then this figure was the highest in Mizoram – about 80 percent. It was followed by 63 percent in Delhi, 62 percent in Telangana, and 60 percent of older men in Haryana who were less physically active. However, more than half of the women in this age group, 75 percent in Mizoram, 56 percent in Arunachal Pradesh, 55 percent in Delhi, and 50 percent in Haryana, were less physically active, the study said.
The study used WHO guidelines to classify people as physically active or inactive, which means that a person engages in moderate physical activity for at least 150 minutes per week or vigorous physical activity for at least 75 minutes per week, or an equivalent combination of moderate and vigorous physical activity. activity has been termed physically active.
“In terms of moderate physical activity, respondents were asked about their activity in moderately vigorous activities such as cleaning the house, washing clothes, fetching water, drawing water from a well, gardening, walking at a moderate pace, cycling at a normal pace, and sex or exercise. stretching. To be active, they were asked about their participation in running or jogging, swimming, attending a health center/gym, cycling, digging with a shovel or shovel, lifting weights, felling, agricultural work, fast cycling, and cycling with weights. “The study said.
More than three-quarters of older people (45 and over) were found to be physically active in Himachal, Assam, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Puducherry and Nagaland.