Personal Health

  • 80% of people feel stress on the job, and nearly 40% say they need help in managing stress. Gallup Poll (2000)
  • 75% of employees believe the worker has more on-the-job stress than a generation ago. Princeton Survey Research Associates
  • Health care expenditures are nearly 50% greater for workers who report high levels of stress. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • The American Institute of Stress claims that stress is America's No. 1 health problem, and "job stress is the major culprit." 26% of adult Americans reported being on the verge of a serious nervous breakdown. American Psychologist, (2000)
  • 65% of workers said that workplace stress had caused difficulties and more than 10 percent described these as having major effects.
  • 62% routinely find that they end the day with work-related neck pain, 44% reported stressed-out eyes, 38% complained of hurting hands and 34% reported difficulty in sleeping because they were too stressed-out.
  • 12% had called in sick because of job stress. Over half said they often spend 12-hour days on work related duties and an equal number frequently skip lunch because of the stress of job demands. Integra Survey (2000)