SME Times News Bureau | 23 Jun, 2018
Almost 35 per cent of fitness
enthusiasts employed in corporate India prefer to take part in yoga
classes rather than going to gym or other fitness trends like
strength/body weight training, aquatic therapy, kickboxing, pilates,
zumba and other dance workouts, noted a just-concluded random survey
conducted by ASSOCHAM Social Development Foundation.
of the respondents favouring yoga said that following the ancient
practice has helped them with positive outcomes like improved
social-emotional skills, highlighted the survey conducted by ASSOCHAM
Social Development Foundation ahead of 4th International Yoga Day
celebrated on June 21 worldwide.
and body weight training is the second most preferred fitness trend
said about 30 per cent of the total respondents followed by zumba and
other dance workouts (20 per cent), aquatic therapy (10 per cent),
kickboxing and others (5 per cent). Most men prefer going to gym
while women prefer dance workouts to stay in shape and keep oneself
ASSOCHAM random survey is based upon an interaction with about 1,000
employees (age group 25-35 years) in about 100 small, mid-size and
large organizations across various industry sectors – aviation,
automobile, BPO (business process outsourcing), FMCG (fast moving
consumer goods), retail, IT, ITeS & telecom, oil & gas,
pharma, banking, finance, services, insurance, travel, hospitality,
infrastructure and others during the last fortnight (June 1-15).
teaches universal values that are often referred to as life skills,
it helps enhance social and self-awareness, self-management,
relationship skills, and leads to responsible decision-making,"
said D.S. Rawat, secretary general of ASSOCHAM while releasing the
findings of the chamber’s survey.
can help us be at peace with ourselves as it is not just a form of
physical exercise but it is a power that helps us lead a peaceful
life," said Rawat.