Corporate WellnessWhen your people are healthy, your business is too!
Benefit Your Employees
With Proper Breathing Techniques
In Dying for a Paycheck, Jeffrey Pfeffer, professor of organizational behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business, explains how the stress of a job from long work hours, work-family conflict, and lack of good health insurance are killing people. A large fraction of health care costs in the developed world (some estimate up to 75%) is from chronic diseases. There is a growing number of studies coming out that suggest chronic diseases such as cardiovascular issues, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome along with poor health choices like overeating, drug and alcohol abuse are all caused by stress.
Learning proper breathing can add tremendous benefits to your bottom line and your employee’s day-to-day lives. When we learn to breathe properly (through the nose, activating our diaphragm), it puts our nervous system in the parasympathetic state, allowing us to rest, relax, and digest. This allows our bodies to get out of the stressful state, lowers our heart rate, improves cognitive function, and increases creativity.
To find out more about how we can help you and your employees manage their stress and improve their quality of life and productivity, please contact us.