Apollo Beach, FL (PRWEB) August 30, 2013
Recent studies are showing that Americans are working not only harder, but more than ever before. In the latest infographic from Visual Economics, CreditLoan breaks down just how stressful workers are feeling, and what that means for their well-being.
The report informs that, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 50 percent of the US workforce receives 7 or fewer paid holidays every year. Along with fewer paid holidays off, lower wages and higher benefit costs, 92% of people say that their workplace has become more stressful within the past five years.
The effects of stress take their toll on not only the psychological health of individuals, but the physical as well. Fatigue, lack of sleep and emotions run so high that 12 percent of workers admit to calling in sick due to their stressful environment. Physical problems include eyestrain, blurred vision, chronic aches and pains, and even acne. But these are all minor compared to the toll that's taken on the heart.
Stress causes the human body to take a beating, with increased risks of heart attack and angina, dramatic weight increases or decreases, liver disease and type 2 diabetes. These can all be related to sitting too long, opening a world of potential problems in the future.
The graphic not only explains the effects of stress, but the importance of reducing it, as well as several tips on how to do just that. With this information at hand, workers should become more aware of the concerns with their working health and habits, and maybe even take a day off.
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