Bengaluru healthiest of cities in India, says report

Bengaluru healthiest of cities in India, says report


The city we call home is India's most healthy metropolis, edging out other cities in the country, says a recent report.

Bengalureans are at the forefront, leading a healthy lifestyle according to India Fit Report 2019 by GOQii, a preventive healthcare company.

The study indicates Bengaluru residents get a good amount of rest and they have the longest hours of sleep spanning about 6.56 hours a day on an average.

Besides, enough consumption of water and other health-conscious efforts such as being active has helped Bengaluru secure the top position, the report goes on to say.

The report is compiled based on a year-long study of over 7,00,000 GOQii users across eight key cities and several parameters such as steps taken, lifestyle diseases (diabetes, cardiac assessment and hypertension), BMI (Body Mass Index), nutrition, water, stress, sleep, gut health and immunity among others.

These are further classified by gender and three parameters of pollution - air, water and food - as well.

Pune has emerged the most liveable city in India, with better water and air quality. Delhi follows Bengaluru to be the second city on the list. Although Mumbai is not among the top cities, it is deemed one of the most active cities.

"In terms of step count, Mumbai tops the list as the most active city mainly by engaging in activities like walking and running. The average daily step count of Mumbai is 7,294 steps," the GOQii report points out.

Across India, walking has seen a gradual increase in all cities, from an earlier 22% it has grown to 33%, the report adds.

“We are excited to see signs of steady improvement; the average step count has increased from 6,126 to 6,783, water intake has increased from 1.5 to 2.17 litres and the average sleep time has increased from 6.54 to 6.85 hours, all in a span of a year, between 2017 to 2018. Further, among lifestyle diseases, diabetes has reduced from 7.9% to 7.1%," Vishal Gondal, founder and CEO of GOQii says.