"... Those with stressful work conditions are more at risk for cardiovascular diseases – 23% more at risk."
Natchitoches, LA (PRWEB) April 08, 2013
Stress can take a toll on an individual’s mind and body. For Americans, stress due to their commitments to their jobs can be the most common form of anxiety. Between long hours, working at home, and a culture that is “always on,” it can seem impossible to turn the brain down and just relax. When it comes to stress, a recent study has found that those with stressful work conditions are more at risk for cardiovascular diseases – 23% more at risk, according to Live Mint.
When the body or mind is stressed out, the “fight or flight” mentality kicks in and this is when blood flow is redirected from organs and the skin to the muscles and brain – when this happens frequently, there is suppression of the immune system and a weakened ability to fight off illness and disease. Not only will it make an individual ill, but it will also hinder their productivity and workload. With Stress Management Month in mind, the concerned agents at Cunningham Financial Group want to encourage employees to practice stress management techniques.
Here are some stress busting methods for when work gets a little overwhelming:
- Take a deep breath and relax. A project or task can get overwhelming quickly when there is a lot going on at the same time. It’s important to take a deep breath and calm yourself down. In fact, deep breathing triggers the release of stress-reducing hormones such as dopamine and serotonin.
- Manage information intake. Although our society encourages us to be on all of the time, it can be difficult to be productive if you are constantly glued to your email and cell phone. Plan out your day in a way that you can work without responding to emails. Take some time to check your messages then work on the next task. Sticking to a plan is effective and helpful for information overload.
- Create a stimulating work space. If you are sitting at a desk all day long, you need to make sure it’s a place you want to be sitting at. You should work hard to make it mentally stimulating. The trick is to use your work space to help keep your brain thinking and give yourself something to take a mental break from for a minute or two.
Health and wellness is important, especially when it comes to productivity. It can be a downward health spiral if stress dealt with properly. Fortunately, in Louisiana health insurance coverage can provide access to doctors who can help residents deal with stress. Anyone with concerns or seeking out help can contact the agents at Cunningham Financial Group today!
About Cunningham Financial Group:
Proudly located in Natchitoches & Mansfield LA, Cunningham Financial Group is the area’s leading local insurance agency; dedicated to serving the insurance needs of Louisiana individuals, families and businesses for over 75 years. As a well established agency, Cunningham Financial Group represents various nationwide insurance carriers, allowing its dedicated agents to effectively compare rates and coverage to ensure clients receive the quality protection they deserve. The agency’s broad network of providers ensures that they can secure superior Louisiana insurance, and the most affordable online insurance quotes, for all coverage needs!