In the U.S., experts at the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health are dedicated to studying stress.
This is what they've found...
Stress is linked to physical and mental health, as well as decreased willingness to take on new and creative endeavors.
Job burnout experienced by 25% to 40% of U.S. workers is blamed on stress.
More than ever before, employee stress is being recognized as a major drain on corporate productivity and competitiveness.
Depression, only one type of stress reaction, is predicted to be the leading occupational disease of the 21st century, responsible for more days lost than any other single factor.
$300 billion, or $7,500 per employee, is spent annually in the U.S. on stress-related compensation claims, reduced productivity, absenteeism, health insurance costs, direct medical expenses (nearly 50% higher for workers who report stress), and employee turnover.
Experts say employers should find ways to reduce pressures of the workplace.
Research supports Yoga as a means to reduce stress, improve brain function, and increase productivity.