According to The Chronicle Herald on Feb. 17, stressful workplace relationships can affect the heart and overall health of employees. Health issues such as working conditions and overall atmosphere of the workplace can have an impact on worker’s physical well-being.
“The way your supervisor treats you is a good indicator of cardiovascular disease. When your boss is unreasonable and demanding, that creates stress.”
Continued stress in the workplace raises blood pressure which in turn can affect heart health. However, finding ways to be positive and improving workplace conditions can go a long way in increasing overall well-being. Managers who take the time to interact socially with their staff, tell workers thank you, and offer compliments on a job well done are great first steps to raising the level of employee morale and promoting an upbeat atmosphere in the department.
According to Kelloway, who has spent years studying workplace health, stress and wellness, “Most of us spend a third of our lives, if not more, at work.”
Since many employees spend a great deal of time on the job, health and wellness in the workplace should not be left up to management alone. Employees should look for ways to encourage each other and themselves. Several ideas that come to mind include keeping a journal of gratitude, listening and being supportive to one another, taking a daily walk and even meditation.
San Franciscans can find relief from stress by contacting San Francisco Stress Reduction, a local small business that has dedicated themselves to providing training in mindfulness tools for a happier, healthier, and saner workplace. They can be reached at email@example.com or 415.820.1533.
Working together to improve the workplace conditions will lead to overall improved health. Participating in wellness programs, promoting a positive atmosphere and helping each other when things get stressful are all ways to enhance workplace relationships and enjoy a healthier life.
For more information on workplace relationships, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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