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This International Women's Day choose to challenge inactivity

Ravi Sandhu
Ravi Sandhu
Why Pungra’s mission is adjusting to be clearer about empowering girls

It shocks me that for much of the world, it’s only in the last generation that women have been regarded as sentient beings, instead of the property of men. Today I announce to you my plan to shift Pungra’s mission towards empowering girls.
International Women's Days - Join the Movement
International Women's Days - Join the Movement
The most inactive group in the UK
Approximately 25% (1 in 4) people in the UK lead highly inactive lifestyles. Overall females are tipping towards more inactivity than males. But take a moment to look at the group that is overall the least active, it’s Asian females at 36%1. Put another way 1 in 4 South Asian males are inactive, but for South Asian females it’s 1 in 3.
So what? If people are inactive…
“Sedentary lifestyles increase all causes of mortality, double the risk of cardiovascular diseasesdiabetes, and obesity2, and increase the risks of colon cancerhigh blood pressureosteoporosislipid disordersdepression and anxiety” WHO 2002
Do you really want to live in a country (if you’re in the UK) where 1 in 3 South Asian females have one or many of these conditions? I don’t think anyone does, and we can all do a little something about it (just give £3.50 per month, and I’ll do the rest).
It’s International Women’s Day, let us just celebrate it!
I am not here to spoil the celebration or make anyone feel bad. I am here to tell you that its active girls, powered by Pungra, that will help inactive girls become active.
Inspired by a certain Einstein, have you heard of him? I’ve been struck with a formula that explains what Pungra is all about. If we empower actives, the consequence is less inactive girls. Beautifully simple.
We need to celebrate role models
I have been teaching exercise to Punjabi music since 2000. More than 2 million people have followed my workout videos through YouTube, and approximately 10,000 people have attended one of my classes. What percent of those people do you guess are female? Roughly 50:50?
Nope, not even close. 80% of females follow my videos, and 95% attend classes.
So much for the 36% inactive South Asians, what about the other 64%? How do we make sure the 64% are not quietened? That their efforts are not going unnoticed? The answer that we can’t let this happen.
This is the reason I am expanding the mission statement for Pungra from Good exercise to Punjabi music to Good exercise to Punjabi music and empower active girls.
Amplify the Pungra Movement
Help me to prompt, encourage and motivate that 64% to do more to nudge the 36%. Amplify the message! Pungra will empower girls to become Activators and Instructors.
Amplify the Pungra Movement for £3.00 per month
From today I am introducing an option to become a part of the Pungra Movement. For £3.00 per month you will help me amplify the message. I have a goal to achieve a certain number of subscribers by the end of 2021 to secure the future work of Pungra. This will help me improve the quality of the exercise videos and train up more people to become instructors.
Choose to Challenge the status quo, and be the change you want to see in the world. If you’d like to start amplifying go for it. Otherwise sit tight and give me 9 months to convince you.
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Ravi Sandhu
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