BRAIN and YOU...
|42.6% of adults 18+ years old experienced adverse health effects from stress in 1985. The U.S. Government's goal is to reduce this to 35% in the year 2000. - National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives |
|37% of private companies with worksites with 50+ employees offered stress management programs in 1992, up from 27% in 1985. - U.S. Dept. Health and Human Services (Percentage of Adults)
(Percentage of Adults)
How People responded to the Question: "What is
your main health concern?" - Yankelovich/Poromina
Health Systems, Atlanta Stufy |
|Annually, over 200,000 U.S. workers suffer
repetitive stress injuries from typing, lifting or
assembly line work. - Occupational Safety and Health
|When asked to rank the elements of life that cause
them the most stress, respondents placed "excessive
noise in the environment" right behind
"working/raising family." - National Stress Survey,
Prevention Magazine |
|Per capita fat consumption is down, but per capita
calorie consumption is up. This is one contributing
reason why 71% of adults 25+ years old are
considered overweight. - National Health and Nutrition
Study and Louis Harris Survey |
|In 1996, nearly one fourth of adults or 46mm people
were on a diet. - Calorie Control Council|
|Dr. Herbert Benson at the Harvard Medical School
has proven that the relaxation-response technique
decreases heart and respiratory rate and lowers
metabolism. Regular use can lessen effects of
hypertension, relieve fatigue and improve coping
|Massage can aid in increased blood circulation and
lower blood pressure, reduction in fatigue, increased
restfulness of sleep, and increased sense of
well-being and elevated mood.- Physician's Guide to
Therapeutic Massage |
|Over half of the population (55%) feel they would
rather "rest and relax" during their leisure time versus
participate in "enjoyable activities" (34%).-
Yankelovich Monitor |
|More than half of all deaths between the ages of one
and 65 result from stressful lifestyles.- U.S. Center for
Disease Control |
|Research shows that regular workouts lift depression,
banish stress and sharpen the mind. - American Health
|Over 30% of U.S. adults experience enough daily stress to impact their performance at home or work.
?National Science Foundation|
|More than half of all deaths between the ages of 1 and 65
result from stressful lifestyles.
U.S. Center For Disease Control|
|Lack of control, high demands and repetitive work lead to job stress which can lead to health problems.
- Duke University|
|Stress management training for heart attack patients achieved a 40% reduction in recurrence
compared to patients who received only standard care.
-American Heart Journal|
|Job related stress creates home problems which adds to job stress affecting personal productivity.
?National Study Of Changing Workforce|
|Chronic pain, anxiety, chronic fatigue, addiction, and headaches are the most common problems patients take to alternative providers. Treatments most often used are chiropractic, lifestyle/diet,exercise/movement, and relaxation.
Stanford University School of Medicine|
|Annually, over $800 million dollars are spent on "anti-anxiety pills". The U.S. accounts for 5% of the world's population and consumes 33% of the pills.-Neurogen|
|1/3 of the U.S. population makes New Year's resolutions to begin stress management programs-Prudential Healthcare Survey|
|Over 6 million Americans practice or have tried Yoga-1995 Roper Poll|