Fit India Movement

Fit India Movement

Context:

  • On 29th August 2019, which is a National Sports Day, the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi launched ‘Fit India Movement‘ (Fit India Abhiyan) to encourage people to adopt a fit & healthy lifestyle.

Benefits of Fit India Movement:

  • The proliferation of technology made our lives much easier and much better, but at the same time, it made many people turn to a sedentary lifestyle. Earlier people used to walk to schools or offices. But now, technological innovations decreased the necessity of physical activities. Technologies like food ordering apps, cab booking services, washing machines and online shopping enabled us to get things done without much physical activity. So, there is a need to take effective steps to turn to an active lifestyle to protect our health. So, ‘Fit India Movement’ was launched at the right time and encourages people to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Due to the inactive lifestyle and stressful lives, many people are getting lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, hypertension etc. Fit India Movement can encourage people to consume healthy food and to maintain physical and mental fitness.
  • With high-quality advertisements and marketing practices, junk food manufacturers are manipulating children to buy their foods. This Fit India Movement will make children think about the negative consequences of junk food. As a result, this movement will encourage children to consume healthy food.
  • Some parents put too much stress on children to study. They send their children to tuition after school or just make them sit to do homework forgetting the importance of free time to play. This movement has the potential to change their minds and as a result, they may encourage their children to go out and play.
  • Some people are already focusing on fitness. We can observe this with the increasing number of fitness startups. But that is a small proportion of people. Generally, many people want to maintain an active lifestyle, but all they need is some encouragement. So, this movement constantly reminds people to focus on fitness goals just like Swachh Bharat reminds us of the importance of keeping our surroundings clean.
  • This movement has the potential to make more people embrace traditional Indian martial art forms like Kathi Samu, Musti Yudha etc, and traditional dance forms and also healthy Indian snacks. And as a byproduct, this may result in creating some jobs.

Challenges:

  • ‘Fit India Movement’ may not reach the people of below poverty line. To maintain a healthy lifestyle, both physical activity and nutritious food are necessary. But in India, still many people are malnourished and some people do not have access to safe drinking water. So, without solving the issue of poverty and lack of access to affordable nutritious food, a section of people in India will not be able to take advantage of this movement.
  • The motivation to maintain fitness should start from childhood. But in India, many schools lack playgrounds. Lack of playgrounds may push children to turn into an inactive lifestyle.

Best practices worldwide:

  • In 2007, a report by the ‘International Association for the study of Obesity’ stated that Germans are the most overweight people when compared with the people of other European countries. This was like a wake-up call for the Germany. So, they immediately launched ‘Fit instead of Fat‘ program to promote an active lifestyle and also to stop increasing obesity rates among children by 2020.
  • In 2016, The government of China introduced a program called, ‘Healthy China 2030‘ to encourage people to be healthy.

Conclusion:

Fit India movement is a necessary initiative considering the increasing number of people turning to a sedentary lifestyle. And there is a need to take steps to make healthy food affordable and accessible.

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14 comments

  1. This time initiative for fit India is a good step taken by PM Narendra Modi. when i listen about campaign about health I remember one phrase which is very old but i can say that old is gold “health is wealth” this is very practical that when our country will fit then development of our country automatically increase all people are more productive than ill people. for this we should mentally as well as physically ready to support india to become a productive. we should start my self and encourage people who is not more aware about about exercise, useful diet, yoga, and so on. One important challenge is also available in our country like poverty so we can start people to how to achieve skill to earn money we should help to poor people to change their life style.

  2. What I feel is that such kind of initiatives should reach lower levels of ground so that the major population of the nation can become a part of it. Institutions like Gymnasium and Yoga centers should be promoted and local reach of these should be made feasible for the large part of the nation.
    Government-owned playgrounds should be built so that major participation is encouraged among the people.
    Also, proper advertisement should be done to make the general public about health issues and make them aware of the harmful effects of junk food.

    Moreover, this is a very good thing that the govt has started and for this to be successful people will also have to contribute.

  3. Steps and Intiatives like fit india movement should be welcomed,but without proper implementation and planning it can be a failure,We have to nip the problem in the bud for this we have to target school going children,The lack of playgrounds in the schools and lack of time in the evening due to increased pressure of homework stands in the path of fitness.If government and parents can tackle these problems then we can encourage children to lice a healthy lifestyle,after this we should target teenagers going to colleges and working people to participate in fit india movementl

  4. It is one of the best initiatives started by our Prime Minister as we know that Nowadays if we see our lifestyle it has shifted and we are completely dependent on the machines around us especially the ways of going to office and schools. This shift has brought a big change in our health and it is the right time to take the necessary action otherwise it will be too much late for all of us and good initiative are always a necessary work of our leaders

  5. fit india movement is one of the most welcome move by the goverment.technology makes our life far easier one and the risky one too.in our childhood that there no electronic gadgets the fun that most of our depend is rely on the outdoor games itslef.but now a days that even a boy of 12 years have a smart phone and they made to sit in a place and spend their time with the phone.due to this physical activity become less and they litrealy become lazy.its a one side of the part and the another is most of the children who are all below poverty line are malnourished.exercise come with a healthy diet.
    the government should make awarness about the movement among the children and the youth because they are the future.healthy country leads to a healthy economy.and the steps also need to be taken to provide the balanced diet for the people of below poverty line.

  6. Fit India movement is great campaign launched by the govt. In today’s life the people are facing many health issues. The people need guidance and directions which now govt pledged to provide. The case of obesity are on significant rise these days just because of unbalanced lifestyle and un healthy diet. Even Young and children are affected from this. It creates threat for other lifestyle disease such as diabetes, hypertension and heart attack.
    Fit India movement will encourage people to do regular exercise and yoga and motivates to sports. In also encourages people to do healthy diet instead of junk food to remain fit.
    Participation in sports will make an environmental for sports friendly and will lead India to find sports icon from youth.

  7. Fit India Movement launched by Mr. Modi is one of the best practice one can follow. Nowadays, people are often faced with anxiety and hypertension. To tackle with such situations our mind and body shall be active and energetic. Being fit contributes to the same and a fit body and mind helps in gaining a positive attitude towards life. Although the implementation of the same would come as a challenge to Indian Government. People below the poverty line or even those who are un-educated are in big numbers and to explain them is the main task. Another challenge being, availability of quality food for all. Many survive on foods that aren’t good for heath and are not able to provide the individual with the strength one requires.

    Focusing on such topics before implementing the FIT INDIA MOVEMENT surely would be more beneficial before the same.
    One suggestion that I would like to add that according to me would help in achieving success in this movement would be “Actors”, Actors like Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan, Disha Patani, Shilpa Shetty, etc are ones who promote being fit and people look up to them. They are the ones who inspire millions of people and people follow such idols. Promoting FIT INDIA through their means would benefit a lot.

    Conclusion:
    FIT INDIA MOVEMENT would bring a drastic impact on many lives if it gets a country-wide acceptance. Hoping for the same in this busy work life, people could take out some time for their well being.

  8. The step taken by government of india to initiate the scheme is praise worthy. No doubt every new step comes up with a challenge and so does challenge come with the solutions. Yes, the point of under privileged children is note worthy. But, to upgrade the level of the bpl section of the society many schemes have been introduced. And the latest being ayushman bharat which is specifically for the health of the people. If the information is properly given to the under cover part of the society then this malnutrition problem can be sorted out. And also if they’re counselled of making career in the field of sports then they’ll automatically try become fit. Now, the other thing is time issues . In such a chaotic scenario people neglect their health. So, to improve that in the workinh sector itself a minor session of yoga should be conducted before the beginning of the day and at the end of the day. And , also games or sports competitions should be planned on quarterly period to keep the staff enthusiastic. And , the most important is we should think of our body. If we’ll take ot as a priority instead of money then anyhow we’ll manage to give our body and ourselves a time.

    1. Fit India Movement is the best initiative taken by Indian Government. It encourage people to live healthy life and consume healthy food. Physical activity is very necessary for good physical as well as mental health. Physical activity keeps body fit and moreover it would help to release stress of work and other problems.
      Now days, every one is having their own vehicle and does not think of walking at all. Even minors are having their personal vehicle for go to school or tuition and refuse to go by cycle. We should promote cycle over vehicles for children and should make them to drive bicycle. This would result in their better health.
      Fit India Movement is a great step and every citizen should follow this movement to make it successful for their healthy future and agile lifestyle.

  9. Fit India movement launched by Modi ji on 29th August 2019 . This day is being celebrated on National sports day .Fit India abhiyan is a good initiative because in today’s life we are very busy in our hectic life .we don’t have time to do any physical exercises which leads to many health related problems.today we are very much addicted of technology though it make our life accessible but at the same time this technology makes us lethargy we use technology for everything either for shopping or food or clothing and this make us unhealthy because we donot do any physical movement. And also peoples live their life in busy schedule due to which they suffers from many health problems life hypertension diabetes thyroid .so this abhiyan helps peoples to make them aware about their life styles . also for children this make them aware about their health so ya this is a very good intiative by our govt

  10. Best thing about “Fit india movement” is that It’s a digital movement… people who are addicted to mobile phone and social sites encouraged to post their workout video.for posting video they have to start work towards their fitness.

  11. According to me fit India movement is a very good initiative. Health is wealth if our health is not well then we will not be able to enjoy anything in our life. Nowadays peoples life style , stress , work pressure most of the people have been suffering various types of decease in a very early age. People they have fast life they take food from outside because either they don’t have time or they don’t cook in the house I e they take junk food and as a result many people have been suffering from obesity problem. Most of the people go to bed late night because of busy with their smartphone. Swamiji said” build up your physic then you can control your mind. If you have remove your physical problems then one third misery will go”. We have to take nutritious food then physic and mind will be the strong and do exercise everyday. We have to lead a discipline life. Habit is the second nature of man. Actually nowadays physical activity is very less people don’t want to take any hardship so that they have been suffering more. Supposed I have everything but my health is not well I have to depend on others because I have no strength. Form exercise people can get strong. So everyone should accosted with Fit India movement.

  12. Fit India Abhiyan is a very nice initiative by the government as looking at the current scenario most of the people are bound to work in conditions where they have to compromise with there health such as sitting continuously for long hours and working on computers. Along with that because of the alteration in the sleep-wake cycle health is affected a lot leading to various lifestyle disorders such as hypertension, type 2 Diabetes. Also, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has a positive impact on the people so considering that in mind this initiative is also going to produce positive results. Along with this, the new generation is really considerate to keep themselves fit. Good health uplifts the spirit of a person and makes them more productive mentally and physically.

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