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2011-02-17 00:00:51

An new online workshop, Strategies for Stress Relief, is the newest addition to The Digital Life Skills Coach. This interactive, confidential workshop helps people develop strategies for harnessing positive stress while decreasing the damaging effects of chronic stress. People who properly manage stress are healthier and more productive. Springville, UT (Vocus/PRWEB) February 16, 2011 MyExpertSolution announced today the availability of a new online workshop, Strategies for Stress Relief,...

2010-11-15 20:57:28

Fewer distractions and decreased work-life conflict relieve job stress Employees who telecommute the majority of the work week are more satisfied with their jobs compared to those working mostly in the office because working remotely alleviates more stress than it creates, according to a new study by a communication researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). The study, conducted by Kathryn Fonner, UWM assistant professor of communication, and Michael Roloff, a professor of...

2010-11-15 08:18:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- What is the number one stress factor in your life?  Well, for 25 percent of Americans, it's their jobs.  So it's not a shock to hear that job stress is associated more with health complaints rather than financial or family problems. In fact, women who report having job stress have a 40 percent increased risk of cardiovascular disease "“ including heart attacks as well as the need for procedures such as angioplasty "“ in comparison to those with low...

2010-11-09 11:30:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Work, the economy and money are the most often reported significant causes of stress for residents of Chicago, and four in 10 adults report that their stress levels increased in the past year, according to a survey released today by the American Psychological Association (APA) and conducted online by Harris Interactive in August 2010. While half of residents say they are doing enough to manage their stress, more are reporting diagnoses of...

2010-09-21 07:00:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Although the economy has shown gradual signs of improvement, on-the-job pressure is mounting for some supervisors, a new OfficeTeam survey suggests. Thirty percent of managers interviewed said they are more stressed at work today than they were one year ago; just 11 percent indicated work-related pressure has declined. In addition, 28 percent of respondents expect their anxiety levels to increase in the coming year, compared to 8 percent who...

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2010-03-25 07:54:23

A new study that provides a snapshot of a typical American workplace observed that chronic job stress and lack of physical activity are strongly associated with being overweight or obese. Unexpectedly, researchers also found that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables did little to offset the effect of chronic job stress on weight gain among the employees, who were mostly sedentary. Instead, exercise seemed to be the key to managing stress and keeping a healthy weight. University of Rochester...

2009-11-23 11:27:00

DALLAS, November 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent global study of over 11,000 corporations across 15 countries commissioned by Regus (http://www.regus.com), the global provider of innovative workspace solutions, found that 58 percent of U.S. firms have experienced a significant rise in their workplace stress levels over the last two years. The study found that the U.S. results were consistent with global respondents also saying that on average, 58 percent of workers reported an increase in...

2009-10-19 14:10:45

Being at the top has its perks, but new UofT research shows people in positions of authority at work are more likely to experience certain psychological and physical problems that can undermine the health benefits associated with job authority. The study "“ which used data from a national survey of 1,800 American workers in different occupations and sectors "“ reveals previously undocumented evidence about the up and downsides of having authority in the workplace. People with job...

2009-09-03 09:07:33

That bully you deal with during the workday may be doing more damage at night. A cross-sectional survey, taken in the southeast of France suggests a direct correlation between exposures to workplace bullying and sleeps disturbances.  The study shows 11 percent of women and 9 percent of men experience at least weekly "hostile behavior" in the workplace. Of that same random sample, adjustments were made to weed out co-variants such as age, weekly work hours, depressive symptoms and...

2009-09-01 08:48:24

A study in the Sept.1 issue of the journal SLEEP shows that current or past exposure to workplace bullying is associated with increased sleep disturbances. Associations also were found between observed bullying and sleep disruption, indicating that bullying has detrimental effects even when it is experienced indirectly.The study shows a high prevalence of workplace bullying, with 11 percent of women and nine percent of men experiencing "hostile behavior" in the work environment at least...


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