Race against Time: Report Reveals 45% of India’s Population Close to Unhealthy Classification, Urgent Need for Health Interventions

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A recent report by GOQii’s India Fit R has uncovered a concerning reality: 45% of India’s population teeters on the brink of being classified as unhealthy. The data, derived from over six million users, highlights a stark health divide, with 59% of women and 40% of men categorized as unhealthy.

This disparity underscores the urgent need for targeted health interventions tailored specifically for women, aiming to bridge the wide health gap between genders.

Moreover, the report sheds light on the persistent prevalence of lifestyle diseases among Indians. Over the last three years, conditions like diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and thyroid issues have continued to plague the population. High blood pressure, affecting 23% of the population, remains a critical concern, emphasizing the pressing need for preventive healthcare and lifestyle modifications.

The alarming rise in mental health concerns, particularly among women, further compounds the health crisis. Stress levels have surged, with 26% of Indians reporting work-related stress and 17% grappling with financial instability. 

The report’s findings underscore the profound impact of enduring high stress on both mental and physical well-being, underscoring the imperative for comprehensive health interventions.

Founder & CEO of GOQii, Vishal Gondal, stressed the urgency of the situation, especially for women facing escalating stress levels. He emphasized the need for immediate, unified responses to tackle prevalent lifestyle diseases and prioritize preventive healthcare. 

The report serves as a clarion call for sweeping changes in India’s approach to health and longevity, advocating for a collective shift towards a healthier future.