Stress at work is occupational disease number 1. More than a million people are at risk of burnout and other work-related mental illness every year. 36% of absenteeism is due to work stress.
Everyone has to deal with it at home or at work: stress. Stress is a natural, healthy response of the body. In fact, we need a certain amount of stress to function properly. Long-term stress, however, can lead to all kinds of health problems, reduced productivity and absenteeism. It can also worsen existing (physical) complaints.
Relaxation, exercise and a healthy lifestyle reduce the negative effects of stress and improve health. While everyone has the natural ability to relax, many people don’t take enough time to do so. Sometimes this is a skill they have to relearn. Ultimately, this will lead to a reduction in absenteeism, more motivation, better performance and more job satisfaction.