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Indian CEOs indulge in yoga to relive stress

Facing the heat of the global financial crisis, Indian CEOs have taken to yoga to beat the stress and restlessness, says a survey. The survey, which includes 400 CEOs, said that 128 of them got rid off their stress through yoga, gym, cycling, music and morning stroll.
By HT Correspondent | PTI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2008 04:13 PM IST

Facing the heat of the global financial crisis, Indian CEOs have taken to yoga to beat the stress and restlessness, says a survey.

"The financial crisis, which is leading to higher input costs and credit access virtually getting out of hands of large corporates, have brought 68 per cent of CEOs a complete restlessness in fulfilling their commitments in the last 9 - 10 months," industry body Assocham said.

The survey, which includes 400 CEOs said that 128 of them got rid off their stress through yoga, gym, cycling, music and morning stroll.

"CEOs remain under tremendous stress and fatigue to deliver desired results and make adjustments both on margins of their top line and bottom line profitability," it said.

Majority of CEOs said they are under pressure to achieve targets especially when the global economy is facing financial crises and its impact on Indian economy has become visible.

"Doing business as per organisational expectations have severely affected their daily routine in adverse manner and health also," it added.

However, 25 per cent of the CEOs said they consider stress as a positive instrument to work harder. A significant number of the corporate chiefs are also moving towards ayurvedic treatments like naturopathy, massage, acupuncture and acupressure.

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