Yoga reduces job burnout and stress: Study

Making yoga a part of the daily lifestyle significantly reduces job burnout and stress, a study conducted on industry executives has found.

The study was conducted on 84 executives of Grasim Industries Ltd, a flagship company of Aditya Birla Group, based in Bharuch, by IAS officer and Principal Secretary, Education, Government of Gujarat, Hasmukh Adhia and two other researchers--H R Nagendra and B Mahadevan.

The group of 84 executives was divided into two groups of 42 each. The yoga group was given 30 hours of yoga practice (75 mins every day) and 25 hours of theory lectures on the philosophy of yoga, according to the study published in the quarterly magazine of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A) 'Vikalpa'.

The Army Commanders’ Conference

The Army Commanders’ Conference will be held at the Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi from 25 Oct to 29 Oct 10. The conference will commence on 25 Oct with the address by Hon’ble Raksha Mantri, Shri A K Antony. The conference will be chaired by Chief of the Army Staff General VK Singh.

The five day conference will review the security situation, emerging challenges and options / strategies. Issues pertaining to operational logistics to include infrastructure development and modernization will also be discussed.

Keeping pace with the technology transformation and advancement, the conference will also focus on training and its effectiveness based on state of art technology for meeting the future challenges as also attaining a high state of combat readiness.

The conference will address issues pertaining to welfare and improvement in the satisfaction level to include policies, medical support system and other related aspects, impacting enhancement of the overall operational efficiency. Matters pertaining to career progression and cadre management will also be discussed during the conference.

The Army Chief will also present the COAS flight Safety Trophy and release the book, ‘Military Quotations and Humour in Uniform’.

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