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Obesity is one term we hear every now and then. The WHO (World Health Organization) defines obesity as: “Abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health.” In simple words, obesity is the state of being grossly fat or overweight. It is often associated with developed nations. Consumption of canned food, sodas, burgers or pizzas, spending a lot of time indoors playing games on phones and iPads and generally living an unhealthy lifestyle are the reasons behind it. However, what we often tend to ignore is that obesity is as much prevalent in India as it is in the US. A recent Annual Health and Fitness survey conducted by EduSports (a school sports organisation) across 245 schools in 87 cities and 26 states in India revealed alarming results. According to the survey, every two in five kids in the age group of 7-17 years did not have a healthy BMI. Physical fitness is key to tackling a growing epidemic called ‘childhood obesity’.