The survey, which was conducted by herbal remedy brand Rescue Remedy, found that one in four people felt stressed for around 30 minutes each day with 49 per cent saying they had gained weight as a result of stress and 42 per cent reporting relationship trouble.
National Stress Awareness Day, which is set for November 3rd, is organised by the International Stress Management Association and is designed to make those susceptible to stress aware of certain coping strategies.
Chair of the association, Ann McCracken has said with the event now in it’s 12th year, it is easy to see how stress management is still relevant to this day. ”The day allows us to reflect on the excessive pressures in our lives and how we as individuals and employers can cope with them.” She said.
As it stands the UK workforce looses around 13.5million working days each year as a result of stress and corporate stress management consultant for Mind Strengths, Ian Barrett has said stress costs businesses thousands of pounds each year.
‘It’s important for businesses to ensure they have adequate measures in place to identify, reduce and manage the problems associated with stress,’ he says. ‘In Britain, it is estimated that one in six workers suffers with stress and those same people underperform at work by more than 30 per cent. That can have an impact on the financial state of your business, as well as the health and well-being of your employees.’He said.
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