"While many findings in the survey correlated with estimates around the obesity levels in India and their impact on people's health through lifestyle disorders, it was very interesting to note motivational factors for people, and their health habits," said Dhruv Gupta, Fitho founder. The study revealed 52 percent of people of those who were overweight had heart related problems, 26 percent suffered from diabetes and 22 percent reported thyroid and hormonal issues, while 83 percent of the people who suffered from knee pain or back pain were overweight or obese.
Methods used to lose weight:
* Women were twice as likely as men to choose diet as a primary means of weight loss, while men were three times more likely to choose the gym compared to women.
*Yoga and home exercises proved to be more popular than joining the gym, with balanced share of practitioners of both the genders.
*Walking turned out to be the most common form of physical activity.