1 out of 2 children in India do not have healthy BMI: Survey

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BY PUJA GUPTA
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS)
One out of two children in India do not have a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI), reveals a study.
The 10th Annual Health Survey (AHS) by Sportz Village shows children poor fitness levels across India. The nationwide survey has covered 1,49,833 children in the age groups of seven years to 17 years from 364 schools across 250 cities and towns.
The survey assessed the children on different fitness parameters of Body Mass Index (BMI), Aerobic capacity, Anaerobic capacity, Abdominal or Core strength, Flexibility, Upper body strength and Lower body strength.
The number of children with healthy levels of Aerobic capacity, Upper body strength and Lower body strength is also low. However, the number of children with healthy levels of Abdominal strength and Sprint capacity have increased in comparison to last year.

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