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How to Avoid Health Complications Caused By Workplace Stress

Long hours and difficult jobs have put millions of American workers at risk for developing stress-related health conditions. Stress can lead to health complications such as heart disease, obesity, insomnia and a weakened immune system.

So what options exist for workers who are feeling stressed out? In the past, we have written blog posts on the benefits of meditation, yoga and other mindfulness practices for helping alleviate stress. However, there are other ways to blow off steam after work.

  1. Exercise can be extremely beneficial for eliminating high levels of stress. According to the Mayo Clinic, exercise can release “feel-good” neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine, helping fight depression and anxiety.

  2. Diet is another important aspect of fighting off stress. According to WebMD, oatmeal can help cut levels of cortisol and adrenaline, chemicals associated with high levels of stress. Foods such as salmon and tuna can also help fight stress by preventing spikes in cortisol.

  3. Having fun in life is a no-brainer way to beat stress. Daily activities such as walking dogs, going to comedy shows, being around friends and playing sports can help reduce stress.

It is easy to become caught up in our professional lives, sometimes to an extent where we forget to take care of our minds. However, avoiding stress and maintaining a healthy mind can prevent more serious health problems from occurring.

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Larrimer & Larrimer, LLCColumbus Workers’ Comp Attorneys

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