Tennis sensation Sania Mirza is the only woman to be voted among the top 10 role models of health and happiness among sportspersons in a one-of-its-kind survey conducted by the Complete Wellbeing magazine. A majority of the top role models that India has chosen are from cricket.
The survey was conducted by global market research company Synovate for Complete Wellbeing magazine to identify India’s role models of health and happiness across entertainment, business, sports and politics. Men and women between 25-45 years of age across eight metros were asked to name their role models from these fields.
Sachin Tendulkar is the number one role model of health and of happiness among sportspersons. MS Dhoni is number two in health as well as happiness role models list. Sania Mirza breaks the cricket monopoly by coming third in the health list with 21% votes. She is the only woman to make it to the top 10 list. She is just 22 years old and already a role model! In happiness, she stands fourth with 19% votes.
Yuvraj Singh swaps positions with Sania on the health and happiness lists. He is at number four in health, while at number three in happiness.
Though out of action for nearly a decade, all-rounder Kapil Dev continues to be a role model for health scoring 10% votes.
Olympic gold winner, Abhinav Bindra bags 9% votes to be India’s hero for health on the eighth position.
There has been heavy voting across cities for Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra singh Dhoni, Sania Mirza, and Yuvraj Singh.
Interestingly, in Mumbai, Sachin Tendulkar and Harbajan Singh have got equal votes (35%) for happiness, while Dhoni supersedes with 42%.
The results in this category are both good news and bad. The bad news is that cricket still shadows all other games. And the good news is not all the role models are from cricket achievers from other sports too make it to the top 10.
The score board for India’s role model of health and happiness from the sports world resembles that of a well-contested, thrilling match. The entire findings of the Complete Wellbeing-Synovate survey for Health and Happiness are published in the December 2008 issue of Complete Wellbeing, out on stands, now.
About Complete Wellbeing:
Complete Wellbeing, published online and as a monthly magazine, brings out the various connections between our tangible and intangible aspects. Since wellbeing is such a critical subject, it is important to provide knowledge that is not only revealing, but also credible. Complete Wellbeing relies only on experts. These experts are usually highly experienced and qualified in their area of specialization and therefore know their subjects better than most. The two-year old magazine has received critical acclaim from readers, health professionals and publishing experts. The magazine is distributed by The India Today group and is available in 120 cities and towns across India.
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