Welcome to FSN, A core group of IAPEN

The Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IAPEN) is an organization in the field of parenteral and enteral nutrition and promotes basic research, clinical research, advanced education, organization of consensus statements about clinical care and quality control.

Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (FSN), India is a core group of IAPEN, along with Hospital Nutrition Steering Committee (HSNC) and Malnutrition Steering Committee (MSG).

Our Aim

"Through partnerships with the public, private, and non-profit sectors, the FSN (Fitness, Sports & Nutrition) group promotes programs and initiatives that motivate people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to lead active, healthy lives"

Adopted from 'President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, USA (http://www.fitness.gov). 

Our Objectives

FNS aims to provide a scientific but easily understood overview of aspects related to nutrition and physical activity, especially of people involved in regular training with the goal to improve intensive sports performance. FSN aims to achieve a maximal degree of scientific consensus in the area of Fitness and Sports Nutrition Research by promoting various activities like awareness camps, fitness workshops etc.

FSN focus on prevention rather than treatment of various health problems by promoting productive lifestyles.

FSN offers Certificate Course in Sports Nutrition - Download Information Booklet for more information. 

Physical Activity and Indian Guidelines

About Development of Physical Activity Guidelines for Indians
Under the esteemed guidance of Padma Shri Dr. Anoop Misra, Director and Head, Department of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070, India, Director, National Foundation for Diabetes, Obesity, and Cholesterol Disorders (N-DOC), New Delhi, India, and Director, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Diabetes Foundation (India), New Delhi, India and his team, an attempt was  made to develop Physical Activity Guidelines for Indian Population. The guidelines were published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, 2012 Jan;, Volume 14, Issue 1, Page No. 83-98.

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Team Members- Physical Activity Consensus Group

Conceptualization, Execution and Steering Committee: Anoop Misra, Priyanka Nigam, Andrew P Hills, Davinder S Chadha.

Core Faculty and Expert Panelists: Anoop Misra, Priyanka Nigam, Andrew P Hills, Davinder S Chadha.
Lead Groups for Manuscript Preparation: Anoop Misra, Priyanka Nigam, Andrew P Hills, Davinder S Chadha, Vineeta Sharma, KK Deepak, Naval K Vikram, Shashank Joshi, Ashish Chauchan, Kumud Khanna, Rekha Sharma, Kanchan Mittal , Santosh Jain Passi, Veenu Seth , Seema Puri , Ratna Devi, AP Dubey, Sunita Gupta

Other Participating Faculty**: 

National: A P Dubey, A Saxena, Abha Saxena, Anand N. Malaviya*, Anju Ghei, Anura Kurpad* , Ashish Chauchan, Ashok Kumar Duggal, Ashok Trisal*, C S Pandav, Chandra Sekhar, D D Arora, Deeksha Kapur, Dheeraj Bhatia, G M Mathur, G M Singh, G R Sridhar*, Isha Kashiva, J M Bahnot, Jagmeet Madan*, Jasmin Kaur, Jeena Mathew, Jharna das Gupta, K K Pant, K K Shukla, Kanchan Mittal, Kanika Kapoor, Kaushal Madan, Kumud Khanna, Lokesh Pant, Lokesh Pant, M N Misra, Mala Munral, Manu Chaudhary, Md Khurshid, Meenakshi Sharma, Meeta Mathur, Mekhala Chandra, Nammita Bhatia, Naresh Chawla, Naval K Vikram, Neelanjana Singh, Neha Gupta, Nidhi Kaushik, Nidhi Sharma, Nikhil Gupta, P H Mishra, Padam Singh, Pooja Puri, Priyali Shah, Puneet Misra, R C Lall, Rakesh Parikh*, Ramesh Mohan, Ratna Devi, Ravi Upadhaya, Ritesh Gupta, Ritu Jain, Ruchika Guglani, S K Agarwal, Santosh J Passi, Sarswati Sarkar, Satinath Mukhopadhyay*, Seema Puri, Seema Gulati, Shashi P Gupta, Shashank Joshi*, Sheel Nuna, Shelza Saluja, Shilpa Joshi*, Shubhra Atrey, Shuchee Madhusudan, Smita Dixit, Sonal Gupta, Srikant Sharma, Subir Majumdar, Sunita Gupta, Suruchi Singh, Surya P Bhatt, Susan L Colles, Swat Bharadwaj, Veenu Seth, Vidya.

International*: Abdul Hamid Zargar, Ajay Sood, Anil Bhoraskar, Anuj Bhargava, Anushka Patel, Deepa Vasudevan, Enas Enas, Jamal Ahmad, Jiten Vora, Kris Vijay, Mario Soares, Ranjita Misra, Undurti N Das, Nikhil Dhurandhar, Nita Forouhi, Om Ganda, Prakash Deedwania, Raj Bhopal, Romesh Khardori, Subrina Jesmin, Sonia Anand, Sundar Mudaliar, Vijay Viswanathan, Vivian Fonseca.

**All names are in alphabetical order. *These individuals were not physically present but have actively contributed to the guidelines.

Represented Institutions: Science for Equity, Empowerment and Development (SEED) Division, Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi; Department of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Fortis Hospital, New Delhi; Diabetes Foundation (India), New Delhi; National Foundation for Diabetes, Obesity and Cholesterol (N-DOC), New Delhi; Chronic Care Foundation, New Delhi; Command Hospital (Air Force), Bangalore; Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia; St. John’s Research Institute, St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore; All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi; Lilavati & Bhatia Hospital, Mumbai; Nutrition Foundation of India, New Delhi; Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi; Air force Central Medical Establishment, New Delhi; Department of Nutrition, Institute of Home Economics, New Delhi; Lady Irwin College, New Delhi; Delhi Medical Association, New Delhi; Indian Medical Association, New Delhi; Indian Spinal Injury Centre, New Delhi; Sir Gangaram Hospital; New Delhi; Max healthcare hospital, New Delhi; Euphoria Foundation; Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute, New Delhi.

Physical Activity and Health

India is experiencing a rapid health transition, with large and rising burdens of chronic diseases, which are estimated to account for 53% of all deaths and 44% of disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) lost in 2005. Earlier estimates, from the Global Burden of Disease Study, projected that the number of deathsattributable to chronic diseases would rise from 3·78 million in 1990 (40·4% of all deaths) to 7·63 million in 2020 (66·7% of all deaths).
Many of these deaths occur at relatively early ages. Compared with all other countries, India suffers the highest loss in potentially productive years of life, due to deaths from cardiovascular disease in people aged 35–64 years (9·2 million years lost in 2000). By 2030, this loss is expected to rise to 17·9 million years—940% greater than the corresponding loss in the USA, which has a population a third the size of India’s.

Physical inactivity is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular and other diseases. Interventions using physical activity can help to reduce cardiovascular risk factors, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, and symptoms of depression. Such interventions can also improve quality of life, which is an important predictor of physical functioning among older age groups.
Your risk of developing coronary heart disease, such as angina or a heart attack, is much reduced if you are regularly physically active. Inactive people have almost double the risk of having a heart attack compared with those who are regularly physically active.

If you already have heart disease, regular physical activity is usually advised as an important way to help prevent your heart disease from getting worse. Special rehabilitation physical activity programmes exist if you have had a heart attack or have another heart problem. These are supervised by physical activity specialists who can help you do physical activity safely.

Physically active people are less likely to have a stroke. One study found that women aged 45 and older who walk briskly (at least three miles per hour), or who walk for more than two hours a week, reduce their risk of stroke by a third compared with less active women.

Regular physical activity has been shown to raise levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. This is good cholesterol because it may actually help to protect against cardiovascular disease (coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease). HDL cholesterol seems to help prevent patches of atheroma forming. These are like small fatty lumps that develop within the inside lining of arteries (blood vessels) and are involved in the development of cardiovascular disease.

Regular physical activity can help to lower your blood pressure levels if you have high blood pressure. It can also help to prevent high blood pressure from developing. High blood pressure is one of the risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

If you are regularly physically active then you have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than inactive people. The greater the amount of physical activity that you do, the lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with impaired glucose tolerance (prediabetes), regular physical activity can help to prevent this from developing into diabetes. Also, if you already have type 2 diabetes, regular physical activity can help improve the control of your diabetes.

Physical activity helps you to burn off excess fat. Regular physical activity combined with a healthy diet is the best way of losing weight, and keeping that weight off.

Regular weight-bearing physical activity can also help to prevent osteoporosis (thinning of the bones). The pulling and tugging on your bones by your muscles during exercise stimulates bone-making cells, which strengthens your bones. If your bones are stronger, you have a reduced risk of breaking your bones when you are older. (Weight-bearing physical activity means physical activity where your feet and legs bear your body's weight, such as brisk walking, aerobics, dancing, running, etc.)

Physical activity has also been shown to help treat osteoarthritis and lower back pain in some people.

Regular physical activity can help to reduce your chance of developing cancer. It roughly halves your chance of developing cancer of the colon (bowel cancer). Breast cancer is also less common in women who are regularly physically active.

Welcome to FSN, A core group of IAPEN

The Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IAPEN) is an organization in the field of parenteral and enteral nutrition and promote...