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Title:
DOES IT WORK OUT? THE ECONOMICS OF SUSTAINED EXERCISE FOR THE HEALTH AND PRODUCTIVITY OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Authors:
Shaurya Verma

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Shaurya Verma
DPS, R.K. Puram, New Delhi

MLA 8
Verma, Shaurya. "DOES IT WORK OUT? THE ECONOMICS OF SUSTAINED EXERCISE FOR THE HEALTH AND PRODUCTIVITY OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 9, Sept. 2019, pp. 6041-6048, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=463. Accessed Sept. 2019.
APA
Verma, S. (2019, September). DOES IT WORK OUT? THE ECONOMICS OF SUSTAINED EXERCISE FOR THE HEALTH AND PRODUCTIVITY OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(9), 6041-6048. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=463
Chicago
Verma, Shaurya. "DOES IT WORK OUT? THE ECONOMICS OF SUSTAINED EXERCISE FOR THE HEALTH AND PRODUCTIVITY OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 9 (September 2019), 6041-6048. Accessed September, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=463.

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Abstract:
India has seen a significant rise in rates of non-communicable diseases including diabetes, pulmonary heart disease and cancer in the past two decades. Exercise and a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce the risk of contracting such diseases. However such preventive measures are not accessible to a significant part of the Indian population because of the widening of economic inequality. This paper has examined the growing prevalence of such 'avoidable' diseases in India. It has looked into the efficiency of exercise as a means to prevent the outbreak of the same. Health policy refers to the decisions and actions undertaken to achieve desired levels of healthcare in a country or society. This paper has emphasized the need to bring exercise to the forefront of the health policy in developing countries like India and the impact on the same on not just the physical and mental health of individuals but also on their productivity and economic output. It has sought to provide policy recommendations to improve the healthcare system through the prioritization of physical exercise in health policy.