It turns out that stalking all those gym looks of celebrities on their phones is the closest most Indian women are getting to fitness. A recent survey finds more than 50 per cent of Indian women are not burning enough calories in a day.
Fifty-three per cent of Indian women burn less than 50 per cent of calories that a person should burn through physical activity, daily, as against 44 per cent of men. The average calorie burn budget for women is 374 calories per day but they end up burning just 44 per cent or 165 calories in a day. As for men, the average calorie burn budget is 476 calories per day, but they burn a little over 50 per cent of it or 262 calories in a day. Those were the findings of a recent survey.
Building on this insight, Godrej Interio’s ‘Make Space for Life’ survey finds that fewer women work out daily as compared to men: 71 per cent of women don’t work out daily compared to 63 per cent of men. It’s largely because daily life and responsibilities take over.
“Thirty-nine per cent of women claim they are not able to work out daily because of work responsibilities. Nearly a third of women (30%) claim they are not able to work out daily because of family responsibilities,” found the survey. And then are the remainder 30 per cent of women who show no interest in working out.
“With the pressure of work, technology, and daily life – we find less and less time and opportunities for ourselves, for our families, for our passions. Make space for life is a call for Indians to ‘make space’ for such activities,” said a note accompanying the survey. The idea of this survey was for the respondents to reflect upon what they were missing out on life.