1. Battling Child Obesity in Metros
Obesity has become a big problem for kids in metros: One in four schoolchildren is overweight. Though primary schools encourage physical activity, the real responsibility lies with parents to spot the problem and get inactive kids away from the TV and packet of chips to the park or the play area.
2. Women Going Toe to Toe with Men
Move aside pink dumb-bells and Zumba. Women increasingly want functional strength training as they do more and more daily physical activity. They are jumping into strength-weight training regimes with the guys. High-intensity interval training tones the body better than long cardio sessions.
3. Boot-Camp Training
Ex-servicemen are showcasing military style workouts that give you an armyman’s strength. Boot-camp fitness involves groups of 10 or 12 going through rigorous outdoor training. Many find being barked at by a drill sergeant gives them the required push to scale a wall, finish a rope course or jump the last hurdle.
(This article is excerpted from the latest Forbes India 11 January, 2013 issue which is now available at news stands and book stores. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com)