Indira Rodericks@timesgroup.com “The tests included checking their stamina, muscle strenght, flexibility, BMI and body composition. A7 day dietpattern of 1,000 children was also recorded and analysed. The lifestyle of children has become extremely unhealthy. A normal weight child doesnt mean a fit childDr Arbinder Singal PAEDIATRIC UROLOGIST.
Navi Mumbai A survey conducted with 10,000 schoolchildren in Navi Mumbai showed shocking results about the overall health condition of the city kids. A steep 74% children suffer from low stamina, 37% are overweight, 80% have low muscle strength, 50% have low calcium and 60% have low iron.The assessment was conducted byFitterFly, an organisation comprising a group of doctors and nutritionists from Navi Mumbai who offer fitness as well as diet assessment. The study focussed on the fitness and diet pattern of the children surveyed. “The tests included checking their stamina, muscle strength, flexibility , BMI and body composition. A 7-day diet pattern of 1,000 children was also recorded and analysed,“explained Dr Arbinder Singal, co-founder. The results also showed that thin children with normal weight had low stamina.
“Hence, a normal weight child doesnt mean a fit child,“ he added.The doctors say that a stamina test is the most important test for children as it checks the heart and lung functions by measuring the maximum oxygenuptake.Children with low stamina have higher risk of diabetes and heartdisease. Dr Singal said that this assessmentconcept with an international.grading system has been customised for Indian children.“The lifestyle of children has becomeextremely unhealthy . The fitness assessment checks the stamina, body composition, core strength, endurance and flexibility while the diet assessment includes the report of iron, calcium,protein, folic acid, omega 3 and fibre intake,“ added Dr Singal.