Eight in ten, a whopping 80%, of Americans say they frequently encounter stress in their lives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
About the Author:
Matt Beckmann is the Founder & Managing Director of Ascent Consultants. In addition to experience as a former Chief of Staff to the Missouri Auditor and as a Corporate Vice President and General Counsel, he has advanced training and certifications in law, business, coaching, athletics, and leadership. His blog content, inspired by his deep passion for unlocking his reader's best potential, consistently equips business owners and individuals with the knowledge and resources to overcome obstacles that may be hindering growth.
Ascent Consultants provides business and strategy consulting, executive and leadership coaching, and leadership assessments. By converting client growth goals into an actionable "game plan," we help companies and individuals unlock their full potential.