Indians resolve to stay fit in 2008: Survey

Written by Agencies | New Delhi, December 31: | Updated: Dec 31 2007, 20:45pm hrs
Having a lithe and supple body followed by a purse throbbing with currency notes are the most popular new year resolutions taken by Indians, an online survey says.

The survey conducted by global information and media company Nielsen India showed that about 58 per cent of Indians surveyed online have resolved to lose weight and improve their fitness levels in the new year.

"This year, 'remaining fit and healthy' has all of a sudden taken the lead in people's resolutions list compared to last year, taking over better time management, saving money, getting organised, and reading more books that ranked the top last year," N S Muthukumaran, Director of Online Panel, The Nielsen Company (India) said in a statement.

According to the survey, 55 per cent of India's online population have resolved to save money while 51 per cent have taken the resolution to manage their time better.

Interestingly, losing weight and improving fitness and health were not ranking high in New Year resolutions made by people in the past year, Nielsen said in the statement.

Remaining fit and healthy is a more popular resolution with 73 percent of people aged between 35 and 44 years.

Saving more money is popular among 62 per cent of people in the 25-34 years age group while only 26 per cent in the age group of 45 years and above have resolved to save more money in 2008.

Nielsen conducted the survey using their online research panel Your Voice. About 292 people aged 15 years and above were surveyed to understand what resolutions people have made for 2008 and how they have fared on resolutions made in the past years.