India is known as the diabetes capital of the world. It is also one of the leading countries when it comes to cardiovascular diseases and stress-related disorders. These stats clearly suggest that Indians in general are not very conscious about their fitness. But things have changed significantly in the past few years. Indians across the age range are now getting health conscious. The rising image sensitivity too has played a crucial role in boosting fitness in the country.

So, how much does an average Indian spend on fitness? Let us have a look-

Cost of Gym Membership

As per a recent survey by a famous fitness brand, around 60% of the Indians now spend at least 4 hours every week on their fitness. For most people, this comes in the form of working out in gyms. In metropolitan cities, the gym membership cost is around Rs. 20,000 if you go for the annual plan.

If monthly plans suit you better, most quality gyms charge anywhere between Rs. 2,500 to Rs. 3,500 for basic weight training. The costs can be higher if you go for advanced training such as cross fit, cardio, aerobics, pilates, and rope workouts.

Cost of Healthy Eating

An increasing number of people, especially millennials in India, are now understanding that fitness is not just about going to the gym and working out. It is a lifestyle made up of many different aspects of life. One of the most important of them being the diet.

The same survey suggests that only about 3 out of every 10 fitness enthusiasts in India follow any kind of diet. Vegan diet, paleo diet, lemon detox diet, and the keto diet are some of the most popular forms of diets in India. But such diets can significantly increase the fitness cost.

For instance, a vegan diet can easily cost Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 15,000 per person/month. The low-carb, high-fat keto diet, on the other hand, can cost around Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 10,000 per month.

Health Insurance for Securing Health

Even the health insurance industry in India is encouraging this shift. There are now health insurance plans that reward policyholders by reducing annual premiums if they follow a healthier lifestyle. Health insurance is one of the most important purchases for every individual in a country like India where the healthcare costs are very high.

If you can afford the gym prices and the cost of following a fitness diet, you sure can afford health insurance too. Look for one such insurance to secure your health and receive benefits for following a fitter and healthier lifestyle.

Know more about health Insurance plans here.

DISCLAIMER

The information contained herein is generic in nature and is meant for educational purposes only. Nothing here is to be construed as an investment or financial or taxation advice nor to be considered as an invitation or solicitation or advertisement for any financial product. Readers are advised to exercise discretion and should seek independent professional advice prior to making any investment decision in relation to any financial product. Aditya Birla Capital Group is not liable for any decision arising out of the use of this information.



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