When your ‘cool’ relatives head to old-age homes

By Sushmita Bose

A few days ago, my favourite uncle announced he and his wife (my aunt) were contemplating moving into an old-age home. A couple of hours later, they confirmed they weren’t just contemplating; they were pretty sure it was “time” for them to check into a “senior” facility (round-the-clock medical supervision appeared to be the No1 item on their wish-list).

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Attention. Why you need to be on your feet at work

By Nivriti Butalia

Sitting is the new smoking! I keep reading this catchy if a tad dramatic phrase. Last year, when I first came across it, I perused articles in medical sites, in features sections and so on, with bleak quotes from doctors. All of them said the same thing: basically, get moving or die faster. By moving, you would cut your risk of heart disease in half. And if only you didn’t vegetate so much, even cancer could be pushed away (some of these claims are best taken not too seriously).

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