Living the life of a medico is not easy. It requires dedication, competence and a lifestyle with long work hours and overnight shifts. Given this, developing and maintaining a healthy well-balanced diet and lifestyle can be very difficult to achieve.
In their busy schedule, are doctors meeting their recommended daily allowance of various micronutrients and macronutrients in their diet? Are they exercising enough?
To shed light on this, Team Fitterfly conducted a Wellness Survey of doctors on their Wellness app. The data was analysed on Fitterfly’s Nutrition Practice Management Software – Ntuitive. Here are the shocking survey results.
It was divided into three categories:
a. 71% of the doctors had no health condition.
b. 6% had diabetes.
c. 10% had hypertension.
d. 5% had both diabetes and hypertension.
e. Other conditions such as dyslipidemia, GI dysfunction, asthma, PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), arthritis, migraine, hypothyroidism etc. were also prevalent amongst the doctors surveyed.
Based on the 1-day dietary recall, the total calories consumed by the doctors surveyed were divided into 3 sub-categories:
67% of the doctors were consuming really low protein as evidenced by less than 10% of their daily calories from protein. Only 7% of doctors had more than 15% of calories from proteins as recommended.
An alarmingly high percentage of doctors ~ 77% were consuming more than the recommended amounts of fat.
Here are the key findings of this survey based on 1-day dietary recall:
The results of the survey are alarming. Doctors are the torch-bearers when it comes to health, fitness and nutrition. Is it a lack of time or easy access to processed food that deters our healthcare providers from practising what they preach?
When it comes to health, nobody knows better than doctors what is right or wrong. Our healthcare providers endorse a healthy lifestyle with a well-balanced diet for overall well-being. They recommend, it is essential to calculate the nutritional value of everything we eat.
But how to do that? Is there a technology or a simple tool that can calculate our daily calorie intake, carbs, fats, etc.?
As a solution to this ﹘ designed, tested and approved by doctors, Team Fitterfly has developed a user-friendly app for both IOS and Andriod users.
You can use your smartphone to log your full-day meal intake in less than 10 mins with Fitterfly Wellness App. It has a vast database covering almost all Indian and international recipes. It also tracks your daily physical activity and water intake.
So why wait? Download the app now!
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