Companies introducing yoga among the workforce
Stress is a silent killer. And nowhere is its deadly effect being felt more than in Corporate India, where fast-paced lifestyles and the pressures of competition are cutting short executives' life-spans. Companies - from Indian Railways to companies like Intel, Snapdeal, Jabong, Infosys and Maruti Suzuki - are introducing yoga and pranayama among the workforce to stem the impact of the disease. Almost 60% to 70% of executives visiting Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals are suffering from stress-related diseases, says senior consultant psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Dr Achal Bhagat. "The number of patients from the corporate world who seek help has gone up by about 20% this year compared with last year," says Dr Bhagat. On the other hand, Dr Samir Parikh, a consultant psychiatrist at Fortis Healthcare, says the numbers have doubled over the past few years.
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