Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Re: [itsdifferent] Beware of your sedentary life style !!

Hi Kiran,
Nice article buddy,however except excersizing and every now and then one vacation is the only things one can afford.Besides the so called emancipated women wants to work now and the dearer city life is forcing one to accept that.Earlier men can talk to their wives,who'll be home all day,so he could destress,nowadays couples get a chance only to watch a movie togather.Sex has become another routine activity and no destressing technique or amusement activity.
Samir P

Kiran <mistry.kiran@gmail.com> wrote:

Hey guys no preaching here.. but this has some point.

Beware of your sedentary life style: -

Six software professionals under the age of 33 have died and 2 top
executives from renowned software companies have become paralyzed because
of stress-related heart ailments in the last six months in Chennai, says a
study by Mitran Foundation, a Bangalore-based voluntary association of
practising doctors.

"All the six who died, and the two who became invalid, had no family
history of heart attacks or any pre-history of heart ailments or
paralysis. They were all in their prime, between 27 and 33 years, and
handled challenging projects at work in their respective companies.
They worked long and continuous hours. The end struck them very suddenly, and
it looked as if their hearts refused to take any more stress," said Dr
Dwarakanath, director of Mitran Foundation, who has studied stress
components in 40 software companies in Chennai during the last six

The study, conducted at a cost of Rs 45 lakhs, covered more than 4,000
software professionals from 80 companies who were in service for a minimum
of three years. The email responses were scientifically tabulated and the
findings were ready in 2002. Dr Dwarakanath, who was the late Dhirubhai
Ambani's personal stress management consultant, said questionnaires
extracting every minute detail were sent to the respondents. The personal
background, family history and personal characteristics of these
individuals were assessed and it was found that the stress in these
professionals was only due to work pressure. All other factors were

"Our study confirmed that the number of suicides, divorces, heart
ailments, BP and diabetes patients and mental depression are the highest
in the software industry. The fancy salaries of software professionals are
no longer something to rejoice about," DrDwarakanath said.

"We found that the software industry has simply no routine. Deadlines hang
before them and every day they chase new problems. During weekends
more than 60 per cent of the vehicles are found parked in the office

There is no physical exercise and new food habits favoured by pizza
culture fuel the problem. Cervical spondilitis and wrist problems due to
uncomfortable handling of the computer mouse, eye problems and discomfort
in bowel movements are common.

The stress for couples where both are employed in the IT industry is the
worst. The simple step of taking time off from work for three months
allowed an IT couple wanting a child for years to conceive one," Dr
Dwarakanath said.

M.T.R. Venukopalan, senior training coordinator, Covansys India,
acknowledged that IT professionals were the most stressed individuals.
"Even if the company sponsors a movie or self-care lecture, not many
attend them," he said. Jyothsana, a travel coordinator for TemenosIndia
Pvt Ltd, expressed concern for the young employees who complain of back
and knee pains. She acknowledged that IT professionals require a specific
eating and physical exercise routine to ease their stress. "Our lives are
becoming mechanical, guided only by deadlines,"she said.

So think again if you are staying late in the office regularly. Think
again about your family.   Think again about your social life and health.

Please forward it to your friends too...

Work is essential. Your contribution to the goal should be great.But,
please don't make it a habit to stay late.

Don't skip your Break Fast/Lunch/Dinner. None of these are equated by
Pizza,   Biscuits   /    Wafers   /    Chat items

Thanks & Regards,

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Kiran Mistry
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