The Effects of Chronic Stress

Check out these Stress Facts

Chronic Stress Can Make You Feel:




Overwhelming anxiety

Brain Fog

Overwhelming sadness


Overwhelming Anger/Irritability


Chronic Stress Can Create These Symptoms


tense muscles; sore neck & Back


Difficulty falling asleep; insomnia

diarrhea, cramps, gas, constipation

Grining teeth, clenching jaw

bouts of anger; hostility

Restlessness, itching, tics

Frequent Colds, flue, sickness

Eating too much; eating too little

Difficulty concentrating

Muscle pain

Chronic Stress Can Turn Into
These Health Problems

High blood pressure





Endocrine problems


immune system problems


respiratory Ailments

Heart Disease


digestive problems



Chronic STRESS creates business, community & global consequences…

40% of workers reported their job was very or extremely stressful

Nearly half of all workers suffer from moderate to severe stress while on the job

66 percent of employees report that they have difficulty focusing on tasks at work because of stress.

Workplace stress costs U.S. employers an estimated $200 billion per year in absenteeism, lower productivity, staff turnover, workers’ compensation, medical insurance and other stress-related expenses.

Stressed employees take an average of 4.6 sick days per year compared to 2.6 days for employees reporting low stress levels.

Sixty percent of lost workdays each year can be attributed to stress.

“Presenteeism” — the term used to describe attending work when unwell and unproductive was 50% higher for highly stressed employees with an average of 16 days per years versus around 10 days for employees with low stress levels.

Sleep deprivation costs American companies $63.2 billion a year in lost productivity.

An estimated 75 to 90 percent of visits to health care providers are due to stress-related conditions, costing employers in increased health care costs.

Employees with high stress have lower engagement and are less productive

Sleeping too little—defined as less than six hours each night—was one of the best predictors of on-the-job burnout.

$80,000,000,000 annual cost of depression in the U.S. due to lost productivity and health care

Chronic STRESS Creates Specific
Stress-Related Disorders

Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which affects 6.8 million adults.

Panic Disorder, which affects 6 million adults.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which affects 7.7 million adults.

Social Anxiety Disorder, which affects 15 million adults.

Major Depressive Disorder, which affects 16.1 million adults and is the leading cause of disability in the US for ages 15 to 44.

In any given year, almost 1 in 10 adult Americans suffer from some type of depression

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults (18% of the population) in the United States age 18 and older.

The Good News

Studies on Stress Reduction & Relaxation show: 

When you effectively reduce stress: 

restore Balance

The imbalances return to balance

Symptoms relief

Symptoms of stress go away

activate Healing

The body’s healing powers function to fix the problems

Health returns

Health problems go away

We Call that the SOLUTION

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