We’ve all had a day free of work stress before. You feel productive: you feel like you can take on the world. That creative and motivated feeling is what work is supposed to be like. Work should be happy, healthy and (most importantly) productive.
Maybe it’s just us but it sure seems like life today is a whole lot more difficult than it ever has been before. That might be why some health care professionals feel that work stress is a serious threat to public health.
We live in a very stressful time. Too much work stress can lead to being irritable and overwhelmed. Feeling overwhelmed leads to fatigue. Feeling tired or fatigued increases the likelihood of illness making it difficult to make decisions quickly.
Lots of us work in fields that require us to sit at a desk. Many of us just don’t pay attention to our posture. If you’ve ever started to slouch after a long day at the desk, you’re not alone.
The video above features one exercise to help avoid developing posture issues. Exercises like the ones in this video can help you to make the most of the time you’re spending at your desk. Try to get up every half hour or so–even if you’re only getting up to stretch. As you make sure to exercise your muscles, you’ll reduce the impacts of work stress.
There are all sorts of great exercises you can do at or near your desk to reduce your risk of work stress. A chiropractor or physical therapist will have many additional exercises you can try. You can also meet with any licensed exercise professional. We’ll write more about these exercises in a future article, too.
You can check out even more “desk exercises” HERE
Using proper ergonomics and staying active are two great ways to reduce the impacts of work stress. That doesn’t mean that those two methods are the only options out there!
Whether you’re watching the waves or using a white noise machine, distractions are a great way to relieve work stress. Videos like this one are popular for exactly that reason.
The best way to combat work stress?
Take a deep breath.