Stress-related illness costs the economy £3.7 billion a year and affects an estimated one in five of us each year
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Work-related illnesses are the primary cause of lost working days. They cause long-term suffering and can be permanent, which is why putting the right prevention schemes in place in the office is crucial. Work-related stress develops when a person is unable to cope with demands placed upon them. It can affect a person’s ability to perform properly at work.
Office work can contribute to stress, depression, anxiety and musculoskeletal disorders which result in reduced efficiency, reduced productivity and an increase in sick leave. Relationships at work are also vital in creating a positive and productive environment.
The four common categories of stress-related symptoms are:
Cognitive – worrying, forgetfulness, negative thoughts, lack of focus.
Emotional – feeling irritable, angry, short-tempered, powerless, lonely, unhappy, depressed
Physical – aches, pains, muscle tension, nausea, chest pain, frequent illness
Behavioural – eating more/ eating less than usual, sleeping too much/ sleeping too little, isolating oneself, ignoring responsibilities.
With good practices put in place to look after your staff, such as workouts with Business Yoga, it is possible to reap the following benefits:
Efficiency will be maximised
Productivity will be increased
The staff team will feel happier, healthier and more motivated
There will be a lower staff turnover, reduced sick leave, and better job security
Reduction of back pain and muscular tension
Improved mental focus
Reduction in migraines
Clearing of toxins
Reduction in asthma related problems
Lower stress levels
Easing the nervous system
Boosts in energy levels
Lowered risk of repetitive strain injury
Reduction in stiffness