National Stress Awareness Day

Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure. Pressure turns into stress when you feel unable to cope. People have different ways of reacting to stress, so a situation that feels stressful to one person may be motivating to someone else.

Stress can affect how you feel, think, behave and how your body works. In fact, common signs of stress include sleeping problems, sweating, loss of appetite and difficulty concentrating so it is important to manage stress in the appropriate way.

Exercise is a great way to help relieve stress, however in the workplace with impending deadlines, it’s not always easy to find the time to exercise, and that’s where the treadmill desk fits in. The treadmill desk allows you to partake in a bit of gentle exercise during the working day all without the need to step away from your desk.

Many of our customers have claimed that walking whilst working gives them more mental clarity, makes them more productive and is a great way to make stressful tasks more enjoyable. “Feeling the benefits both physically and psychologically – it gives you a totally different perspective for problem solving.”

A recent study reported that 1 in 4 employees took time off due to stress last year. Stress in the workplace isn’t a new thing, however, we now know more about stress management and are more aware of the physical and mental damage that it can cause if it’s not controlled. We are currently seeing a real behavioral change in the way that companies address stress in the work place. This year saw the launch of the most workplace well-being programs with the promotion of stress management at the forefront of many company’s agendas.

Encouraging and inspiring employees to get active in the workplace, whether that's with a Treadmill Desk or a ping pong table is a great way to invest in your employees’ health and well-being. Not only have the businesses that we have worked with reported a happier and more motivated workforce they have also reported a reduction in staff sickness absence.  

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