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Mumbai clinics to mend lifestyles

mumbai Updated: Aug 15, 2010 01:12 IST
Neha Bhayana

Hassaan Qureshi, 32, patiently sits at the dinner table until his family members finish their meal, attentively listening to his three-year-old son’s chatter. Before going to bed, he jots down something related to work in his diary.

A month ago, the public relations executive would have rushed to his laptop after food while his family continued to eat. Qureshi is trying to strike the right work-life balance under the guidance of experts at the lifestyle management clinic at P.D. Hinduja Hospital in Mahim, which opened in June. “I was always tense and realised that this would ruin my health so I sought advice,” he said.

Sceptics say this expensive advice is just packaged common sense. But many people clearly value an outside view. Qureshi is among 15 executives who have enrolled at the clinic. Many others have joined Clinoma Healthcare that opened last month in Tardeo.

“Indians’ lifestyles have undergone a change because of competition and with salaries becoming performance-based. This has led to stress, diabetes and hypertension,” said Dr Sivaramakrishnan S, who heads the Hinduja clinic.

“We prescribe a lifestyle, not medicines. We motivate individuals to lead a balanced life,” said Dr Zinobia Madan, Clinoma’s founder.