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Top 30 Health influencers list revealed: Guess who ranks first

The top 30 health influencers were selected from a list of 100 with the scoring system created on categories including followers on social media, number of Google news mentions and an estimate of how much each person's career focuses on fitness and health.

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Top 30 Health influencers for 2019 list includes Narendra Modi, Akshay Kumar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. (Designed by Gargi Singh)

For the second time in a row, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the top fitness influencer in the country followed by actor Akshay Kumar, and yoga guru Baba Ramdev. The new entrants on the list ‘Top 30 Health influencers for 2019’ also includes cricketer MS Dhoni, and actors Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor, Tiger Shroff and Priyanka Chopra who made it to the top 10 spot.

Others who managed a spot in the list by California-based fitness technology venture GOQii are Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and actor Deepika Padukone.

“This report is an effort to identify the most influential healthcare personalities in our country who have the power to make India healthy,” Vishal Gondal, CEO and founder GOQii, said in a statement.

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“Modi was instrumental in instituting the International Day of Yoga 2015, which is now observed globally. He is not only keen on improving India but keen on improving the health and fitness of Indians as well. Despite all the tasks at hand, the 68-year-old still manages to stay fit,” read the statement.

Kumar, who is a black belt in taekwondo is counted as India’s fittest celebrity. Even when he had interviewed the PM in the run-up to the Lok Sabha Elections in April 2019, the Padman actor had stressed on raising awareness about physical activity and fitness levels.

“Even with his hectic life, he manages to maintain his workout regime, occasionally adding new exercises to avoid boredom. He believes that one should devote their body to exercise for one hour in order to be fit,” the statement added.

The top 30 health influencers were selected from a list of 100 with the scoring system created on the following categories — followers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube; number of Google news mentions and an estimate of how much each person’s career focuses on fitness and health. The data was collected in January-March period.

Here is the full list.

1. Narendra Modi

2. Akshay Kumar

3. Baba Ramdev

4. Virat Kohli

5. Mahendra Singh Dhoni

6. Deepika Padukone

7. Ranveer Singh

8. Kareena Kapoor

9. Tiger Shroff

10. Priyanka Chopra

11. Shilpa Shetty

12. Jacqueline Fernandez

13. Saina Nehwal

14. P V Sindhu

15. Sunil Chhetri

16. Sardara Singh

17. Milind Soman

18. Ranveer Allahbadia

19. Abhinav Mahajan

20. Jeet Selal

21. Luke Coutinho

22. Dr. Aashish Contractor

23. Sanjeev Kapoor

24. Mithali Raj

25. Natarajan Chandrasekaran

26. Mandira Bedi

27. Mary Kom

28. Kuntal Joisher

29. Divyanshu Ganatra

30. Dr. Naresh Trehan