Stress Awareness Month has been held every April, since 1992 and during this annual 30-day period, health care professionals and health promotion experts across the country will join forces to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.
Visit the official Website www.stressawarenessmonth.com and get Dr. Orman’s most recent stress relief e-book available for free for anyone who wants to learn how to reduce their stress levels.
For Stress Management Tips to Get Stress in Check and Regain Control of Your Life – visit https://www.helpguide.org/articles/stress/stress-management.htm
For almost twenty years Sense Massage Therapy have been providing corporate on-site chair massage into companies across the UK & Ireland who wish to offer wellbeing, promotional and reward benefits for their staff.
Massage is a great stress-reliever and if provided on a regular basis will have compound positive effects. Massage is beneficial to the body and the mind; here are some of the main benefits:
Muscular / Skeletal System
Tight muscles are manipulated and stretched increasing blood flow to the area, causing the muscle tissue to become warm and pliable. This increases blood flow to the area and aids the removal of lactic acid and waste products and leaves overworked muscles at ease and more relaxed.
Sense Massage Therapy provided onsite chair massage to the key note speakers, delegates, and event organisers at the Pavilion in Harrogate.
Our aim was to demonstrate the benefits of seated massage in the workplace and provide a practical tool managers can use as part of their care of duty to their employees. We had a great day and managed to speak to, as well as massage many attendees of the exhibition. After an enlightening introduction from Steve Pepper Chair of the group, he gave a short personal account of dealing with stress which was very informative He has been part of the management group of the Forum Management Team since 2009 and has taken over as chair of the Forum for 2017. The Forum runs roughly 3 times a year at Pavillions and is a valuable resource for people to keep their CPD up to date.
We heard, through a friend, about a campaign called #ShareTheLove being run by Fair Field Care Homes to combat loneliness.
As we approach Valentine’s Day, a time all about love, we are asking you to think about someone that's close to you. Someone that lives alone and might be feeling lonely. It might be a family member, friend or neighbour.
Did you manage a Dry January?
We all know January is the time we cut back after all the overindulgence of Christmas, we try to not drink, cut back on the chocolate and crisps, and we are really, really determined to look after ourselves, right?
If you did, then well done! If you didn’t then read on to get some helpful advice that you can use throughout 2017 to get you back on track.
The effect of constant stress on a deep-lying region of the brain explains the increased risk of heart attack, a study in The Lancet suggests.
In a study of 300 people, those with higher activity in the amygdala were more likely to develop cardiovascular disease - and sooner than others.
Stress could be as important a risk factor as smoking and high blood pressure, the US researchers said.
Heart experts said at-risk patients should be helped to manage stress.
Every year, 17 May is dedicated to World Hypertension Day, the purpose of the which is to promote public awareness of the problem. Hypertension is also known as high blood pressure and astonishingly one in three adults in the UK has high blood pressure. High blood pressure raises the risk of having a heart attack or stroke and every five minutes, someone in the UK has a heart attack. For strokes it’s one every 3.5 minutes.
Several factors are linked to causing high blood pressure:
Waitresses and nursing aides run a higher risk of stroke than janitors or teachers, according to research published in the journal Neurology.
People who experience high levels of stress at work may be at greater risk for stroke.
Previous research over the last 2 decades has shown that high-strain jobs increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, regardless of social class. However, until now, the effect of work pressure on stroke has been unclear.
STRESSED nurses were absent from work for almost 1,000 hours in the first three months of this year.
New figures from Sunderland Royal Hospital reveal exhausted staff nurses and specialist nurse practitioners (SNPs) were the groups most feeling the strain.
Stress levels are straining relationships and having a negative effect on wellbeing, according to Teachers Assurance survey
On reading the latest report on teachers' stress levels, weary sense of deja vu descended. The survey by Teachers Assurance reveals that 76% of teachers believe that workplace stress is making them ill, with 56% believing they would do a better job if they were less stressed. In addition, 40% feel they argue more with their partners and friends as a result of the pressures they face and 83% said they feel constantly exhausted because of work.
The Heath & Safety Executive has increased its focus on work related stress. Reports from the HSE and trades unions have long reported on the rise of stress within the workplace, often leading to high rates of employee absence.
The latest figures show that around 10 million working days are lost each year as a result of stress and this is costing businesses dearly.
University of Manchester sociologist, Tarani Chandola, has published a report that reveals the global economic downturn has caused levels of work-related stress in the UK to soar.
The report claims that in each of the last two years, work stress levels rose by more than 4%, compared to annual rises between 0.1% and 1% from 1992 to 2009.
The report states that severe stress could trigger depression, anxiety, workplace injuries and suicide, and lead to a greater risk of heart disease.
Professor Chandola compiled existing evidence from peer-reviewed journals and major UK surveys to obtain a comprehensive view of work-related stress.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published research showing that teaching, nursing, and management and professional occupations report the highest levels of work-related stress.
The scale of occupational stress: A further analysis of the impact of demographic factors and type of job is a report based on research carried out by Professor Andy Smith and his team at the University of Bristol.
A previous report based on the same study stated that upto 1 in 5 of British workers reported being very or extremely stressed by their work. The present report outlines further analysis which breaks the data down into categories such as occupation, full-time or part-time hours, social class, ethnicity and sex.
It is generally accepted that modem living can be very stressful. It is important to understand the causes of stress, to differentiate between good and bad stress, and how massage contributes to its management.
Not all Stress is harmful. Many people do their best work when stressed. The need to achieve and the drive to obtain success can in themselves be helpful rather than harmful factors and may contribute to a harmonious lifestyle. Much outstanding work in the fields of science, arts and business has been a attained under conditions of stress. Therefore it is necessary to look at stress, its causes and the factors which can make it harmful.