Work Stress: 11 Tips For Taking Control Without Leaving Your Desk:
When you're stressed at work, a two-hour deep tissue massage will probably do the trick. But alas, for most of us, a massage is not a feasible corporate expense.
Even so, it's important to keep our stress in check -- especially at the office. A recent survey from the American Psychological Association found that one-third of employees experience chronic stress related to work. Chronic stress has been associated with an increased risk of stroke and heart attack, and can magnify a number of other health problems, including acne, obesity and depression.
"The problem is that no one is pausing in the middle of really busy days," Jon Wortmann, author of "Mastering Communication at Work: How to Lead, Manage, and Influence" and a HuffPost blogger, told The Huffington Post in an interview. "Making space for the normal stress of the day to recede has to happen on a regular basis."
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