71 per cent Indians suffer from poor muscle health and they need to gain muscle mass, finds a survey.
The survey done by InBody “ a global leader in body composition analysis in association with IPSOS, shows that 7 out of 10 people have poor muscle health in our country. Poor muscle mass could lead to impaired muscle function, fatigue and poor metabolic health, said survey.
The survey 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 between the age of 30-55 years.
Statistics indicate that Lucknow has the highest percentage of males and females having poor muscle mass, with 82% of males and 80% of females. On the other hand, Delhi has a lower percentage of people with poor muscle mass, with 64% of both males and females.
From the 8 surveyed cities, the data revealed that more than 70% of males and females in the age group of 30-50 need to gain more muscle mass.
The present research acknowledges the importance of protein in daily diet and exercise to maintain good 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.
Along with adequate protein intake, exercise also plays important role in stimulating muscle protein synthesis and good muscle health.
There is an urgent need to spread awareness about muscle Health, role of adequate protein intake and exercise for a healthy life.