High Stress Levels Create a Toxic Workplace

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Stress is a silent killer that stalks the workplace and makes people sick.

Stress has been called the “disease of the 21st century” by the United Nations, and according to the American Institute of Stress, it is estimated that stress-related illnesses cost our economy more than $100 billion a year.

Many are afflicted by the ravages of workplace stress and don’t even realize it. Heart disease, back problems, digestive ailments, insomnia, and a host of other health- related illnesses can all be traced back to high stress levels. Exhibiting desk rage and phone rage and going “postal” has now become commonplace.

“Stress in the workplace, along with stress at home, creates a deadly cocktail that has a dramatic impact on our health and our lives,” says Bob Losyk, stress expert and author of the new book, “Get A Grip!™ Overcoming Stress and Thriving in the Workplace,” published by Wiley & Sons. Bob is also the author of the award-winning book, “Managing A Changing Workforce.”

Losyk contends that living in a world that demands instantaneous response and reaction overburdens employees, as they are required to do more with less staff support. Coupled with stressors at home and lack of life balance, people are experiencing job burnout at a record pace. Losyk states that forty percent of all job turnover is due to stress.

“Get A Grip!” has eleven insightful, practical and informative chapters to help get a grip on stress and get a handle on living life to the fullest. The book integrates the mind, body, and spirit, creating a powerful prescription for living healthy. “Get A Grip!” focuses on subjects such as how to prevent burnout, meditation techniques to calm the mind, certain foods that reduce stress and five minute stress release techniques. Losyk provides “fifty proven ways to leave your stressors” that are easy to fit into busy everyday routines. The book provides many self-tests, exercises, and examples that give insight, tools, and tips for controlling stress.

“Get A Grip! Overcoming Stress and Thriving In The Workplace” is $19.95, 215 pages, and can be ordered from 1-877-4MY-GRIP, Amazon.com, BN.com, or at bookstores worldwide.


Lois Love



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