It’s been estimated that 2/3 of physician visits are related to stress. Stress can affect you physically with mild symptoms like headaches and increased susceptibility to catching a cold. Chronic stress can develop into serious health problems. Stress-influenced conditions include heart disease, anxiety disorder, ulcers, sexual dysfunction, obesity, diabetes, depression, hypertension (high blood pressure) and even linked to cancer.
If there were an America’s Most Wanted for health problems, stress would be at the top of the list. So why does it continue to remain out of sight and out of mind for policy makers and health insurance when it’s ravaging so many lives and bankrupting the nation?1 Because we’ve been sold the idea that stress is some kind of personal flaw that we must bear with on our own. Until recent times, we have considered stress to be a personal mental problem with no effect on anyone else. But even though it’s not infectious, stress is highly contagious.
We know you’ve read about stress x1000 times, but did you know…
How Stress effects Businesses everywhere.
So how can you reduce stress at work?
MassageAtWorkUSA is your answer! On top of benefitting your mental health, massage can reduce current health conditions or symptoms such as:
We need to focus on where the stress is coming from more than the symptoms. We have been treating the symptoms of stress — heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes — instead of the cause itself. You should set aside time to identify your stressors, develop professional and healthy responses for them, find ways to relax, and consider talking to a health professional.2 64% of employees reported their organization offered support related to job stress (PeopleManagement, 2019). Does yours?
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Robinson, J. R. (2013, May 22). Three-Quarters of Your Doctor Bills Are Because of This. HuffPost. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/stress-and-health_b_3313606#:~:text=An%20estimated%2075%20percent%20to,are%20for%20stress%2Drelated%20issues
Milenkovic, M. M. (2019, September 23). 42 Worrying Workplace Stress Statistics. The American Institute of Stress. https://www.smallbizgenius.net/by-the-numbers/workplace-stress-statistics/
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