Reducing Job Stress Can Save You A Visit To The Doctor
In the book Freedom Inc., research is cited showing that stressful incidents at work can be more damaging than stresses in our personal lives and are a contributing factor in up to 75% of all visits to primary care physicians.
These stresses can manifest themselves in the form of back pain, musculoskeletal problems, headaches, emotional issues and loss of sleep. Over time, these stresses may lead to more serious issues such as heart disease.
The book noted that the most important factor in reducing workplace stress is to let employees feel they have more control over their own work.
Additionally, a healthy diet low on sweets and junk food, regular and moderate exercise, and getting the correct amount of sleep all assist in stress reduction.