Workshop on ‘Corporate health and wellness' to be held

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mysore zone, with the support of Infosys Technologies Ltd. and VWF Industries Ltd., Mysore, is organising a workshop on ‘Corporate health and wellness' on the Infosys campus at Hootagalli here on February 14.

The objective of the workshop is to understand simple and achievable ways to create a healthy, happy and productive workforce.

Study

Amongst corporate India, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, high work pressure, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption — all modifiable risk factors — are manifesting in chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, hyper lipidemia, cancer and cardiac ailments, according to Apollo and CII's joint Corporate Wellness Survey. According to a press release from CII here, the study says that corporate people take good health for granted till they suffer a jolt.

Intense competition

Competition in the corporate world is getting more and more intense and the demands from managers, both in terms of the quantity as well as quality of work, are getting more exacting.

Under these circumstances, reduced contribution by an executive who is either absent or delivering less on account of sickness could affect the overall effort of achieving organisational objectives.

“With these findings, it is clear that some structured intervention is necessary to save our CEOs and their team in the corporate sector.

That intervention is to adopt corporate health and wellness programmes in the industry,” it said. Aroon Raman, CII Karnataka chairman; B.R. Pai, facilitator, Total Wellness Management Forum; Gundu H.R. Rao, professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Lillehei Heart Institute, Institute of Engineering Medicine, Minneapolis, U.S.; Poornima K. Murthy and N.V. Krishna Murthy, directors, Prajna Kuteera, Mysore; Anil Sangli, consultant, Neuro and Spine Surgeon, Mysore; S. Sripad Sangli, certified financial planner; and Krishna Madappa, co-founder, Institute of Science, Spirituality and Sustainability, U.S. are the speakers invited.

Participants will include CEOs, HR managers, quality heads, safety heads, development managers, health experts, medical officers, nutritionists, counsellors, and IT managers.

For details, call S. Venkateshan on 9980556244.

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