Studies show that about 68 per cent of urban Indians do not practice preventive healthcare at an early stage, when they do not suffer from lifestyle disorders.
The survey was conducted amongst urban adults,the age group of 20-55 years , to bring out the draw insight and perceptions about wellness in three key markets – Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru and revealed that respondents from Mumbai perceived themselves to be healthier compared to the other two cities.
The study said 61 per cent of people have acknowledged facing some health issue like joint pains, low immunity and obesity. Females and elder people are more likely to have a higher incidence of any health issues.
“People recognised that preventive wellness is necessary to ensure a healthy tomorrow and this increase in awareness reflects the need for change in everyones hectic routines” researchers said.
The survey was conducted by drug company Himalaya and market research.
“The survey reveals that while people have a high appreciation for preventive healthcare, they seldom practice necessary steps required to achieve overall wellness,” said Dr Mohamed Rafiq, Principal Scientist at Research and Development Centre, The Himalaya Drug Company.