Reduce Stress & Improve Employee Performance

Updated: Jun 16



Eight in ten, a whopping 80%, of Americans say they frequently encounter stress in their lives[1].

While stress can be useful in small doses, frequent stress can take a tremendous physical, emotional, and psychological toll on the individual. According to the Mayo Clinic, some side effects of stress include: Fatigue, sadness or depression, angry outbursts, drug and alcohol abuse, and lack of motivation or focus[2].

Alone, or in combination, these factors have a tremendously negative impact on employee performance, job satisfaction, and health, as well as increased costs to the employer. According to a study 40% of workplace turnover is stress-related, and an estimated 1 million Americans are absent from work each day, due to stress[3].

To help combat these issues, consider adding yoga as part of your corporate wellness routine. The many benefits of yoga include: reduced stress, increased focus, improved sleep, and better immune function[4].

As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

If you’re interested in learning more, reach out to Ascent about scheduling a yoga session for your staff. As little as 1-2 hours per week can help improve performance, reduce stress, and maybe even lower your company’s healthcare costs.

[1] https://blog.wellable.co/workplace-yoga-lowers-employee-stress

[2] https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/stress-symptoms/art-20050987

[3] https://blog.wellable.co/workplace-yoga-lowers-employee-stress

[4] https://www.yogajournal.com/lifestyle/count-yoga-38-ways-yoga-keeps-fit

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