Yourwellness Magazine Explores Workplace Stress Reducing Techniques

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With law firms encouraging car crash victims to seek compensation for stress, Yourwellness Magazine explored ways to reduce stress in the workplace.

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Law firms facing a crackdown as sham whiplash injury claims are now encouraging car crash victims to seek compensation for stress, it was announced August 6th. This follows the Government’s announcement in April that it would begin a crackdown on claims management companies in a bid to drive down car insurance premiums. A spokesman for the Association of British Insurers commented, “We are concerned that while the Government is tackling the whiplash problem, innovative claims lawyers will just find another way to claim a chunk of compensation. It is also very difficult to pin down exactly how many claims for stress are being made as they are often bundled in as part of another claim.” (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2385161/Is-stress-new-whiplash-Law-firms-way-cash-crashes.html)

With this in mind, Yourwellness Magazine explored ways to relieve stress in the workplace. According to Yourwellness Magazine, “Stress management helps you to reduce the negative side-effects of stress and allows you to handle stressful situations calmer than before. In short: it helps you to improve your ability to cope with stress and to avoid stress related conditions, such as chronic headaches, heart diseases and depression. Another benefit of stress management techniques is that it will help you to avoid careless mistakes, which would cost you a lot of time in order to cut out these mistakes.” (http://www.yourwellness.com/2011/06/stress-management-how-to-manage-stress-at-work/#sthash.CxOa0Tcj.dpuf)

Yourwellness Magazine outlined four main ways to manage workplace stress:

1. Time management. Improper time management can be one of the main reasons that cause stress, as individuals are anxious about meeting deadlines and accomplishing targeted tasks and goals.

2. Physical activity. Sports in general increase the production of endorphins and decrease stress hormones.

3. Organization. Prioritise tasks in order of importance, so that there’s less stress at the end of the day over things that didn’t get done.

4. Avoid a stressful lifestyle. Aside from workplace stress, reduce stressful lifestyle factors like sleep deprivation, drugs and poor food habits.

To find out more, visit the gateway to living well at http://www.yourwellness.com.

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