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Links between Stress and the most common causes of Death

After attending a recent nutrition workshop, it became apparent that stress can be linked to every major health problem. The top 4 causes of death within the UK are; Dementia, Heart Disease, Cancer and Diabetes. Although, since 2001 the “death rates from heart disease and stroke have halved for both males and females” and during […]

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Is having an office based job ruining your wellbeing?

We recently read some statistics which stated that a high percentage of us sit at our desks for more than 6 hours a day at work. As much as we do not really think about how long we are sat for, sitting for too long encourages bad wellbeing in many ways. Sitting for extended periods […]

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Is Stress shrinking your brain?

Here at The Stress Management Society, believe that there is no such thing as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ stress, there is just one stress response. We are all under constant pressure nowadays due to technology increases and societal changes which only heightens our stress levels. As many of us know, decreasing stressors in your life is […]

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Top 5 Threats To Male Health

As last week was men’s health awareness week, here at The Stress Management Society, we wanted to delve deeper into the topic. Males have a tendency to naturally shy away from discussing their health or health related topics. As long as, their role in society is able to be fulfilled, they consider themselves ‘healthy’. However, […]

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Do you instinctively reach for the bottle after a stressful day?

Earlier on in the year we sent out a lifestyle survey to our database. Results show that 12.1% of people drink alcohol as a way to combat stress. The other choices for this particular question in the survey were: exercising, meditating, eating unhealthy, smoking and engaging in a hobby. So why do so many people […]

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How can you beat ‘National Sickie Day’?

According to the Timeware report on Absenteeism, in 2015 organisations in the UK suffered enormous costs as a result of employee absenteeism. The first Monday in February notoriously sees the highest percentage of people calling in sick, which is why it has gained the name of the annual ‘National Sickie Day’. With credit card payments […]

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Are you aware of how your employees’ physiology affects your business?

Physical therapies are becoming increasingly common in the workplace as organisations look to develop and implement a culture of wellbeing. Our physiology often affects our psychology and therefore if employees are tense and experiencing musculoskeletal discomfort, it will affect their concentration, productivity and efficiency when at work. Tension accumulates in the neck, shoulders and back […]

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Taking control of absence

At some point we will all experience sickness absence. Infrequent and genuine absence should not usually be a problem. However the Bradford Factor (a human resource management tool for measuring worker absenteeism) suggests that short frequent and unplanned absences are even more disruptive than longer absences. When, absence becomes part of the corporate culture, or […]

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Men are most at risk for stress; how can we beat it together?

This week is Men’s Health Awareness week and this year the focus is ‘together we can beat stress.’ Now, when we talk about men and health people often assume we’re talking about fitness; however fitness is only one aspect of health. Health includes elements of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Did you know? 10% […]

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How does stress affect our health?

One of the difficulties with stress is that people experience stress in different ways. This contributes to stress manifesting itself differently. So it would be wrong to over generalise when giving advice on how to identify stress in others. However, what we can say is that because stress has negative effects, it will usually manifest […]

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