Yourwellness Magazine Explores Impact of Work Stress on Health

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With Andrew Marr recently citing workplace stress as the reason behind his stroke, Yourwellness Magazine explored dealing with workplace stress.

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BBC presenter Andrew Marr recently noted that stress at work and home may have prompted his stroke, it was reported in The Telegraph on the 29th of June. In January, Marr was hospitalised after carrying out an intensive burst of exercise on a rowing machine while acting as a “classic male” and pretending he was 20 years younger – which resulted in tearing his carotid artery, and suffering a series of mini-strokes. Marr commented, “No one seems to know for certain what causes a stroke, but having had time to think, I can now see that I had been grossly overdoing things…I was working too hard. No one made me do it; that’s just the way I am…I wolf experiences down and, that year, I pushed my body and my mind too hard and far.” (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/10149696/Andrew-Marr-hints-that-stress-at-work-and-home-may-have-prompted-stroke.html)

With this in mind, Yourwellness Magazine explored dealing with stress in the workplace. According to Yourwellness Magazine, “The modern workplace is a stressful place indeed. The world has progressed a great deal over the last few decades, and because of this progress, the pace of life and the number of things the average person needs to achieve each day are both increasing. This busy backdrop is accompanied by similar changes in enterprise, and these changes are likewise happening quickly; more is expected of each employee, resources are tight (not helped at all by a strained economy) and things seem to be ever more bureaucratic, results-based and competitive.”

Yourwellness Magazine outlined the main consequences of workplace stress:
1. Reduced productivity due to sick-leave
2. Anxiety, depression and sleep problems
3. High blood pressure and heart problems
4. Weaker immune system and lethargy
5. Cancer

Yourwellness Magazine explained that the improvement of corporate stress-management investment, better awareness for and between employees, and the implementation of stress management service providers will have an impact on employee job satisfaction and productivity. Yourwellness Magazine added that simply talking to each other about stress and related problems, like almost all problems in life, is a fantastic way to solve the worst of it and instil confidence and optimism.

To find out more, visit the gateway to living well at http://www.yourwellness.com, or read the latest issue online at http://latestissue.yourwellness.com.

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