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City hospital to measure Indian fitness standards

mumbai Updated: Nov 30, 2011 00:44 IST
Menaka Rao
Menaka Rao
Hindustan Times
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The Centre for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri (wes) is preparing a database of 100 people who have undergone fitness tests. They want to use the data available to help understand "Indian fitness standards".

"We have developed the Phase 1 fitness testing, which will test people from various age groups for fitness levels - people with and without injuries, those who are recreational and professional sportsmen," said Heath Matthews, sports rehabilitation specialist at Kokilaben hospital.

The department has already collected data for around 70 people. "This will be a strong sample that can be used as proof. It will be meaningful data that we will analyse and publish," said Matthews.

"We want to measure the Indian fitness standard based on the performance of the person, depending on various levels of activity. For example, it is not fair to compare a person into sports at a recreational level to a professional sportsperson."

The hospital will launch its Phase 2 fitness testing, which is aimed at different kinds of sportspersons.