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The Effects of Stress

THE EFFECTS OF STRESS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT No surprise – stress is a major issue affecting most of the U.S. population. Though it's everywhere, many people aren't aware of its impact on health, wellbeing, careers and relationships. Stressors hit people in different ways, and there's no single solution. But there are many ways that we can manage life to keep stress in check. 83 CALENDAR 324 SIGNS OF STRESS INCLUDE: WORK TECHNOLOGY 77% BILLIONS of Americans are stressed by at least one thing at work A study found that workers distracted by e-mail and phone calls suffer a fall in lá more than twice that found in marijuana smokers. Stress costs businesses billions of dollars each year for reasons such as lowered productivity, absenteeism, & compensation claims. Participants in a study about Facebook said the site made them feel anxious, guilty over rejecting friend requests, pressured to post inventive updates, and frustrated with applying different rules of online etiquette to different friends. DECREASED CONCENTRATION INCREASED AGITATION HIGHER BLODD PRESSURE BILLS RELATIONSHIPS STOMACH PROBLEMS 73% of parents in America are stressed by family responsibilites. BILLS WEIGHT GAIN Did you know that stress is contagious? This phenomenon has been linked to mirror neurons, brain cells involved in empathy reactions. DECREASED SEX DRIVE MONEY 76% of Americans are stressed out about money. A 2010 study found that paying bills and managing accounts is the most stressful household task - even worse than housecleaning! WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT Stress can be crippling, but successful stress management can make drastic improvments in your life. One study found that a major characteristic consistent among people who live to 100 is the ability to manage stress. Want to be among them? Then try the simple tips below. SOMEONE WITHOUT STRESS: EXERCISE LOL D ORGANIZE 48% manage stress. of adults exercise or walk to If your schedule doesn't allow for regular trips to the gym, try parking further away and walking to work, taking the stairs, or stretching at your desk to relieve tension. Stop stress before it starts: a survey investigating the most effective stress management techniques revealed that planning is the #1 way to minimize stress. BETTER FOCUS CLEARER DECISION MAKING Clutter in your physical environment can affect your mood and productivity. Clearing your work space just might help you clear your mind, too. MORE PRODUCTIVE BETTER MOOD AND OUTLOOK BETTER SLEEP LESS STRESS EATING SURE! Why not? MORE I ÇAN'T. Sorry! HEALTHIER IMMUNE SYSTEM NATURAL ENERGY TAKE CHARGE Feeling out of control is a top stressor. So try focusing on what you can control. Set small, achievable goals that give you a sense of daily accomplishment. Learn to say "NO." Taking on new tasks when you're already busy may seem helpful, but too much on your plate is líkely to decrease the quality and volume of work you actually accomplish. SCHEDULE “ME TIME" Taking "me time" is one of the popular ways that Americans tackle their stress: 31% 35% 49% play video games listen ta music relax with a hobby Brought to you by: C3 for Stress [email protected] Sources include: American Psychological Association, American Institute of Stress, and Mayo Clinic

The Effects of Stress

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No surprise - stress is a major issue affecting most of the US population. Though it's everywhere, many people aren't aware of its impact on health, wellbeing, careers and relationship. Stressors hit ...


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