A recent study has found that south Asians (read Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis), due to a lack of exercise, have a significantly higher risk of diabetes and heart diseases. This risk is high even in pure vegetarian Indians due to two primary factors; incorrect eating habits and most importantly, lack of any kind of exercise.
This ethnic group does not like to exercise even if it becomes imperative. The only way they start some physical activity is when they are pushed into it by family and friends or it becomes a social activity in some fashion. Physical activity needs to have a social construct around it to make it attractive for people to exercise. Even after this, it is has been found, that people tend to drop out as they do not see too much of value in exercising. They are probably just mentally too lazy to exert.
The time has come to organize social activities around sports, outdoors and physical activities rather than food. This will start putting people on track to become conscious about their health. This is easier in Countries or regions where there is a lot of open space, gardens and natural surroundings.
So the next time someone in your family feels lazy, then join them rather than nagging them. Involve your kids in a lot of outdoor activities and sports rather than doing family outings in shopping centers and food malls. Your spouse or children may just start exercising.
One good solution is to practice Yoga as it can be done anywhere including in your house. It also does not take much time. Twenty minutes a day is enough to start making you healthy. In case you want something really effective and concise which you can do at home, then the best option is to opt for one of our programs at http://www.wellzee.com/yoga-program-details/fitness-program-1