Do your clients get very stressed at work? Let them know that even a little bit of mind-body practice during the workday may help. In a study reported in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2012; doi: 10.1155/2012/501986), researchers found that brief periods of yoga or meditation helped reduce stress among office workers.
The combination of stress and a sedentary job increases the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disorders—and between the demands of work and family life, many office workers don’t find time for stress management practices.newsletter_teaser: Do your clients get very stressed at work? Let them know that even a little bit of mind-body practice during the workday may help. Researchers have found that brief periods of yoga or meditation reduce stress among office workers.
Brief mindfulness meditation practice—as little as 25 minutes per day for 3 days—can reduce the perception of stress during nerve-wracking tasks, says a study published in Psychoneuroendocrinology (2014; doi: 10.1016/j.jpsyneuen.2014.02.007).
This is good news for those discouraged by lengthier recommendations—such as the 45 minutes of daily practice recommended in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program popularized by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD.