Only 11% truckers and farmers prioritise healthy lifestyle says Castrol India study

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 19 Jun 2020

Lubricant major Castrol India recently undertook a study on the health and lifestyle of the trucking and farmers communities. The study found that while 1 in 3 truckers and farmers admitted to having health related issues including back pain, lack of sleep, tiredness and joint pain; only 11 percent of them were inclined towards building a healthier lifestyle and immunity, which features as one of the lowest priorities among these communities.

While they work tirelessly even through the current testing times, these communities continue to lead sedentary lifestyles, neglecting their health and immunity. The study highlighted that over 68 percent of the respondents were concerned about the health of their families as well as themselves. However, a lukewarm approach towards healthy lifestyle and well-being as nearly 65 percent of the respondents admitted to not indulging in any form of fitness due to a lack of interest and time. Castrol India says despite the aforementioned health concerns, one in 3 truckers and farmers also admitted to not making any efforts to lead healthier lives.

Reiterating the importance of Yoga for a healthier lifestyle and well-being, on International Yoga Day, Castrol India says it has partnered with the Yoga Institute of Mumbai, as in the past two years, refreshing its health programme for truckers and farmers to strengthen their wellbeing and introduce ethos of healthy lifestyle in their daily routine through a curated set of aasanas.

Sandeep Sangwan, MD, Castrol India Limited said, “Our truckers and farmers have been working relentlessly to ensure our lives remain undeterred during these extraordinary times. We salute them for keeping India moving. Castrol continues to play its part of being a responsible brand and supporting communities by facilitating a culture of fitness through Castrol CRB Truck Aasana and Khet Aasana programmes for our truckers and farmers.” 

As part of the health program, Castrol India will additionally launch an exclusive helpline to assist these communities know more about these specially curated exercise programmes. The initiative will feature Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda paying tribute to the communities for their selfless service and persuading them to prioritise their health.

Randeep Hooda said: “It’s critical we change the outlook of these communities and help them lead a healthier life. It’s important considering the tough times we are living in. This International Yoga Day, Castrol CRB and I hope to encourage truckers and farmers across the country to adopt the practice of yoga, work towards leading a healthy lifestyle and make themselves strong from within.”

Shripad Naik, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ayush Ministry, government of India: "This programme is in line with the government of India and Prime Minister's vision of yoga being a way of life and reaching every household. Congratulations to Castrol India on initiating this programme that ensures our truck drivers and farmers are healthy so they can continuously support our country.”