We’re willing to bet that you know at least one person who is stressed!
In 2012, Robert was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, which led to a bunch of nasty
health implications. While autoimmune diseases have a multifactorial source: genetic, environmental and hormonal, more than 50%
of disorders have been attributed to “unknown trigger options”.
This unknown trigger is believed to be stress. According to the the National Center for Biotechnology Information, “unfortunately, not only does stress cause disease, but the disease itself also causes significant stress in the patients, creating a vicious cycle”. “
And in today’s day and age, there is a taboo about stress which is costing society, big time. Admitting to being stressed is often considered a weakness and as such our society sucks at dealing with stress.
If you’re anything like your fellow citizens, these are your favorite stress management techniques:
Watching 2 hours of TV per day.
Surfing the internet at night.
Oversleeping and napping.
Drinking high quantities of alcohol.
Smoking deadly cigarettes.
Now while these solutions might work in the short term, we can all agree they exacerbate the problem in the long run.
More healthy alternatives to manage stress would include:
Meditation and relaxation.
Sport and working out.
Spending time with loved ones.
Volunteering in the community.
Maintaining a hobby.
Work and money are the first causes for stress in developed countries.
Men are less likely to admit to being stressed than women, meaning they are less likely to seek solutions.
And before you discard our advocacy for a more relaxed workforce consider these statistics:
of people regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress.
of people regularly experience psychological symptoms caused by stress.
of people feel like they are living under extreme stress.
of people feel like their stress has increased over the last year.
of people have reported lying awake at night due to stress.
of people say stress has caused people to fight with their loved ones.
Stress is quickly becoming a financial burden as well.
Are spent EVERY year in the United States to cure illnesses caused by workplace related stress.
Here at uuptick we are strongly opposed to it, and take the necessary steps so that we never feel stressed when working.
You can join the movement by signing the petition on change.org.
We are also actively looking to sponsor stress management programs. If you run such a program, please reach out.