posted May 20, 2010 3:09 PM by Bryan Kolozsi

According to a recent survey by the American Psychology Association, more than half of all Americans report being concerned about the level of stress in their everyday lives.  Most people are feeling over-scheduled, overextended, and overstressed. By far, the most commonly reported source of stress in people's lives is workplace stress.

Many studies suggest that stress is a contributing factor in the development of chronic and degenerative conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes.  High stress levels at work also lead to job burnout, reduction in productivity, ill health, job dissatisfaction, absenteeism, and increased turnover.