Health Coach Tips: How Stress in the Workplace Can Affect Your Wellness

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Every other month this year, I’ve appeared as a health coach on Morning Express with Robin Meade on CNN to discuss health and wellness topics.

Overall, health and wellness and stress reduction are key to my work as a health coach and weight loss coach. Stress, chronic pain, and injuries often prevent women from making the best choices in their daily lives.

In one of my latest segments, Robin and I talked about how to relieve carpal tunnel syndrome–a condition that can add to your stress levels, interfere with feelings of wellbeing, and hinder your ability to workout consistently.

The exercises I demonstrate in this video can help you either prevent carpal tunnel syndrome or feel better. You’ll want to watch if you sit at a desk all day, pick up your kids with your hands, or feel pain in your wrists and bottom side of your arms.

Aside from assigning specific exercises to fix specific problems, I also work as a corporate wellness consultant and with my private weight loss coaching clients on how to reduce the effects of work-related stressors. Here are a few more tips:

  • When you leave the office (or if you’re at home with kids or in a stressful situation), think about cutting the energy off between you and that location. Physically think of using scissors and cutting the cord that connects you to that chaotic and stressful environment.
  • Pump up the jams: Turn on music in your car or put headphones in to refocus your mind with new sounds and noise that you enjoy.
  • Drink a glass of water or put a fresh piece of gum in your mouth to signal that it’s time to transition to a new line of thinking.

And if you’re looking for even more ways to relieve stress at work, check out this video for stretching exercises (and find more workplace wellness tips here):


 

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