1 in 2 children do not have healthy BMI
Sportz Village’s Annual Health Survey (AHS) was launched 10 years ago to understand the overall health and fitness levels of children in private schools. The 10th AHS reveals that children are displaying poor fitness levels across India. The nationwide survey has covered 1,49,833 children in the age groups of 7 years to 17 years from 364 schools across 250 cities and towns.
The survey reveals that 1 in 2 children do not have healthy BMI. The number of children with healthy levels for Aerobic capacity, Upper body strength, and Lower body strength is also low. Although this is a source of concern, the number of children with healthy levels of Abdominal strength and Sprint capacity have increased in comparison to last year.