Flower


71% Indians Suffer from poor muscle health, says study by InBody

by The Welthi Bureau | 26 JULY 2018

71 per cent indians suffer from poor muscle health, says study by inbody
 Image used for representational purpose only

Hyderabad, 26th July 2018:  Muscle health is often ignored since it is misunderstood as an area which is of relevance only to a sportsperson or a gym goer. Not many Indians know about its overall impact on health and wellness. Good muscle health is not only key for an active lifestyle, but also for carrying out daily physical activities to maintain a healthy life.

 

According to a recent nationwide study by InBody – a global leader in body composition analysis in association with IPSOS, leading global market and opinion research firm, an alarmingly large proportion of Indians suffer from poor muscle health. The study was conducted across 8 cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Patna and Hyderabad. Covering 1,243 people, the respondents were a mix of working and non-working individuals aged 30-55 years.

 

As per the study, 71% Indians suffer from poor muscle health and need to gain muscle mass. Poor muscle mass could lead to impaired muscle function, fatigue and poor metabolic health.

 

Statistics indicate that Lucknow has the highest percentage of residents with poor muscle mass, with 82% of total males and 80% of total females. On the other hand, Delhi has a relatively lower percentage of people with poor muscle mass, with 64% of both total males and total females.

 

From the 8 surveyed cities, the data revealed that more than 70% of males and females in the age group of 30-55 years need to gain more muscle mass.

Body protein levels revealed a similar trend.

 

Nutrition and exercise have been shown to play a major role in improving muscle health. Adequate intake of dietary proteins is vital to maintaining muscle mass as it ensures the provision of essential amino acids and stimulates protein synthesis. Dietary protein and specific amino-acid ingestion largely increases muscle protein synthesis rates and inhibits protein breakdown, thus favouring net muscle protein deposition.


 Disclaimer: Welthi.com does not guarantee any specific results as a result of the procedures mentioned here, and the results may vary from person to person. Read more
Robotic Neurosurgery for Brain the first time in Hyderabad by KIMS Hospital, a rare milestone achieved

Robotic Neurosurgery for Brain the first time in ...

Robotic Neurosurgery for Brain the first time in H...
3 YEAR OLD UNDERGO BILATERAL COCHLEAR IMPLANT SURGERY AT CARE HOSPITAL

3 YEAR OLD UNDERGO BILATERAL COCHLEAR IMPLANT ...

3 YEAR OLD UNDERGO BILATERAL COCHLEAR IMPLANT SURG...
Medicover Launches  NEW COVID FREE OUT PATIENT CENTRE

Medicover Launches NEW COVID FREE OUT PATIENT ...

Medicover Launches NEW COVID FREE OUT PATIENT CEN...
A practice for the upcoming COVID vaccine was conducted at Gleneagles Global Hospitals on Friday.

A practice for the upcoming COVID vaccine was ...

A practice for the upcoming COVID vaccine was cond...
Broken artery treated successfully in KIMS Kurnool

Broken artery treated successfully in KIMS Kurnool

Broken artery treated successfully in KIMS Kurnool...
New Year brings joy into lives of people who received Heart and Lungs simultaneously via transplant

New Year brings joy into lives of people who ...

New Year brings joy into lives of people who recei...
Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road conducts free general health check-up for cops

Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road conducts free ...

Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road conducts free genera...
SuVitas Launches Bangalore’s First Dedicated Transition Care Facility

SuVitas Launches Bangalore’s First Dedicated ...

Catering to a need for post critical care that has...
Itermittent Fasting: The How s and Why's

Itermittent Fasting: The How s and Why's

Intermittent Fasting is the latest global fitness ...
Eyes show you the world

Eyes show you the world

With increasing rate of air pollution, the ways it...
Healthcare receives major limelight in General Budget 2018-19

Healthcare receives major limelight in General ...

Healthcare has been a core segment in every develo...