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Cedric Fernando, MD: Reducing Work-Related Stress and Finding a Work-Life Balance

Work-related stress is one of the most under-recognized occupational health risks. While research has shown that prolonged stress can cause health problems, few workers are aware of how to reduce work-related stress. Occupational health and family physician Cedric Fernando, MD, discusses methods for reducing this stress.

Some work-related stress is caused by the employee-supervisor relationship. The best way for employees to improve their relationship with their manager is to communicate with candor and respect. In addition to doing the best job possible, employees should strive to address issues as soon as they arise, manage their emotions, and have a confident and positive attitude.

As more and more people struggle with work invading their personal lives, finding a balance between the two is key to success and well-being. If, after evaluating your relationship to your work, you find that work takes precedence over your health and time with loved ones, it may be time to reconsider your priorities. Don’t be afraid to say no if you need to, and learn to manage your time.

Reducing stress and finding equilibrium between work and life are two of the most important things people can do to improve their health and quality of life.

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