Effects Of Stress In Healthcare Workers

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Ways of Managing Stress for Healthcare Workers:

The Benefits of Three Simple Changes

Stress is the “silent killer” of healthcare workers. More than half of healthcare

workers experience burnout through their career. Also stress can lead to different

illnesses and death. Furthermore many physiological, physical, and emotional changes

are associated with burnout. Everyone experiences stress, especially health care

workers. Healthcare workers can experience a large amount of stress from work, family,

friends and other factors in life. Burnout is the outcome of these stresses. Healthcare workers should take extra steps to take care of themselves instead of sabotaging themselves with bad habits. Subsequently

anyone can find ways
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As a matter of fact, seven out of ten Americans reported to

have stress that affects their work; reported by the American Psychological Association.

Physical activity can be defined by cardiovascular activities such as biking, running,

walking, and etc. Studies proved that physical activities are very effective at reducing

fatigue, improving alertness and concentration, and at enhancing brain function. Even

more, these activities help promote a chemical in the brain, norepinephrine, which

reduces stress and act as a natural painkiller. Also activity may promote more sleep and

energy which can reduce early burnout. Similarly physical activity has other benefits on

the human body. Benefits such as anxiety relief, muscle growth, joint benefits,

healthy BMI, and well-being. Many research has shown the effects of physical and

mental effect that exercise does. It helps reduce stress and promote well-being. In fact,

as reported by a scholarly article ‘The influence of physical activity on mental well-


Dr Kenneth R Fox reported that there is growing evidence demonstrating
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Healthcare workers often eat poorly because of stress from work, family, social life, and other aspects. These poor nutrition habits can have a profound effect on the body and increase factors of stress. Also it can lead to chronic illness, obesity, and early death. Eating habits such as high calorie and sugary foods can raise the body mass index and not to mention it makes stress worse. As reported by “Health professional students’ self‐reported test anxiety and nutrition”, stress can resolved into negative feelings like inability to think, recalling information, tension, and difficulty in understanding simple test questions or directions. (Chaniotis, Dimitrios; Soultatou, Pelagia; Artemiadis, Artemios K.; Papadimitriou, Evangelos; Darviri, Christina, 2013, pg.

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