Welcome to the UHFF (United Health & Fitness Forum). UHFF is a forum of fitness & sports organisations founded in 2016. The UHFF is a non-profit CSR initiative. This is perhaps the first of its kind venture in the country. Our vision is to be the top motivator & catalyst for fitness, wellness and good health.
The vision of this organisation is simple. Be the #1 active forum for fitness, wellness and good health by empowering, educating, connecting and involving citizens, gyms, fitness enthusiasts and members. We propose to achieve our vision by:
Help set standards of operations, ethics and quality in programming and processes that bring value to members, citizens and communities.
Be the architects of the health & fitness industry
Provide connectivity, education, information, knowledge and motivation to citizens and members to enable them to be on the same platform as the world
Be the voice of the health and fitness conscious citizens
More dispensable income, reduced mobility & exercise, distorted eating and living habits coupled with an increased dependence on technology have all come together to create havoc for human health – both mental & physical. They are often referred to as “Lifestle Oriented Diseases (LOD) or even Non-communicable Diseases (NCD). A person cannot get this disease due to transmission via any vector. These unfortunately have to earned by one’s poor choices of lifestyle.
According to the ‘Global Status Report on NCDs 2014’, these diseases contributed to 5.8 million deaths, accounting for 60 per cent of all deaths in India. These Lifestyle Oriented Diseases have the potential to become the biggest killers in history. Some of these LOD/NCD are:
Over 40 million people including CHILDREN in India are Diabetics today. Type II diabetes is the non-insulin form which develops due to poor eating habits, lack of sufficient exercise and bad lifestyle choices.
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Between 2005 & 2015, the number of obese people in India has DOUBLED. According to the National Family Health Survey, India has over 100 million obese citizens and this number is increasing at 33-51% every year.
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100 million people in India suffer from high blood pressure. Some common reasons for high blood pressure are stress, obesity and unhealthy eating habits.
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30%-40% of cardiovascular deaths in India are in the age group of 34-64. 26% of all deaths in India are owed to cardiovascular diseases. Over 50 million people suffer from heart health issues.
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The numbers are quite staggering and the dangers quite real.The YOUTH especially are at a far greater risk NOW than they have ever been in history.
A healthy and fit lifestyle consisting of balanced nutrition and regular and rigourous exercise is a simple and perhaps a most economical way of minimising or even eliminating such eminently avoidable maladies. We can save thousands of crores of rupees a year lost in expensive medical treatments, surgeries, hospitalisation, insurance payouts, loss of working days, increase in overtime etc. These losses are national losses and certainly possible to minimise as our NATIONAL DUTY.
Whilst the western world enjoys over 15-18% participation, INDIA is struggling with perhaps less than 1% participation in “regular and rigourous fitness activities”. UHFF has taken upon itself the challenge of positively changing this situation and the dismal statistics.
Participating in fitness activities helps our citizens and our economy save hundreds of millions of rupees a year lost in expensive medical treatments, surgeries, hospitalisation, insurance payouts, loss of working days, increase in overtime etc. These losses are national losses and certainly possible to minimise.
Whilst our citizens are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits and in fact the necessity of keeping good health and being fit, the fitness revolution is not yet upon us. A momemtum, a sort of a revolution and catalyser effect is needed to push the slow progress. We at UHFF strongly believe that it is our role to help with this momentum building which will not only benefit our citizens but also grow our industry. At UHFF it is our endeavour to motivate, educate and stimulate the society to pursue a healthier and fitter lifestyle with knowledge, passion and commitment that will bring about a sea change in the current sedentary and non-commital lifestyle that is prevalent.
For 2018, UHFF’s revolutionary new campaign is the “MAKE PUNE THE FITTEST CITY IN INDIA”.
Our goal is to have at least 50,000 (fifty thousand) people of Pune take the “Fitness Pledge” and committ to a healthier and fitter lifestyle.
There is NO CHARGE to be a part of this campaign
UHFF member gyms wil support ALL registered participants (all those who have registered their pledge on the website) and pledgers with FREE :
as much as possible at all of our participating locations. Top performing Corporates, Colleges, Housing Communities will be monitored and recognised/awarded at the end of the term.
By taking the pledge to Fitness, registered participants will be asked to:
Via friends, gym members, neighbours, professional colleagues, corporates, colleges and schools, we want to reach a wide cross-section of people and get them motivated and committed to this healthier and fitter life style. We hope this becomes the start of a “Fitness Revolution” that will soon move across the country and at UHFF we will be pleased to have helped kick-start it.
Thanking You Sincerely,
The Citizen's pledge is our initiative to motivate individuals to take charge of their body and indulge in physical fitness activities for a healthy lifestyle.
Our initiative is to encourage every CEO/LEADER to recognize physical activity as an important driver of employee health and business performance.