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Workplace Stress

WORKPLACE STRESS Stress is the biggest cause of sickness in the UK. More than 4 of the UK population are affected by work stress. 105 million working days are lost per year through stress related illness. Stress related illness costs UK employers £1.24 billion a year. Stress in the workplace can contribute to: An unhappy working environment. High absenteeism levels, low productivity, poor morale among workforce, high staff turnover. Most Stressful Jobs Nurses (2730 cases per 100,000 people). Teaching and education professionals (2340 cases per 100,000). Welfare and housing associate professionals (2290 cases per 100,000). Causes of Work Related Stress Poor working conditions. Relationships with colieagues. • Workload. • Under pressure to meet deadlines. Long working hours- full-time workers in the UK average 42.7 hours of work each week. o Jobs with the longest hours: Crane drivers: 52.8 hours per HGV drivers: 48.4 hours • Mobile machine drivers: 48 hours per week. week. per week. Managing Stress Writing a list of problerns can help to clear the head and allow for a good rest. • Exercise can use up some of the hormones that the body produces when stressed, and also helps to release endorphins that promote a sense of wellbeing. • Healthy eating is important when feeling stressed. Regular meals and a balanced diet can help with reducing stress levels. Supplements That May Help • Vitamin B complex can help to boost energy levels and reduce stress. • Magnesium can boost the uptake of the feel-good chemical serotonin in the brain. Sources: ss-levels.html?ito=feeds-newsxml || -style/health-and-families/health-news/ ml | -blamed-on-the-recession-8126151.html| | http://www|| SimplySupplements Healthy living. made simpler! PPeePPePPP

Workplace Stress

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Find out the facts about workplace stress in the UK and the steps you can take to better manage stress.


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