Stress costs U.S. businesses an estimated $300 billion each year, according to the American Institute of Stress. To combat this serious problem, develop a strategy for reducing stress throughout your company. Implement a comprehensive health and wellness program that includes personal training, nutrition education, and onsite fitness classes. Other options include partnering with a local gym that will offer membership discounts to your employees; hiring a massage therapist to visit your company periodically throughout the year (especially during peak stress times), incorporating 15 minute stretching breaks; and creating a daily walking club that offers rewards for reaching distance milestones. The key is to be proactive. A stress-free workplace is a productive and profitable workplace.
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