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Are you Burning to Succeed?
- Odd hours
- Extended hours
- Weekend hours
- Computer breakdowns
- Traffic buildups
- Stock market fluctuations
- Time pressures
Life in 9-to-5 zone has always been stressful - but never more so than today, both for those in jobs and out of them. In the fast-changing economies of the world, stress is the common currency.
What's all this stress doing to us?
- Nervous twitches
- Chronic back, neck and headaches
- Acute anxiety
- Extreme fatigue
- Lack of enthusiasm
- Loss of productivity
- Depression Death - yes, believe it or not, the maximum number of heart attacks happen on Monday mornings.
- 70 to 80 percent of all visits to the doctor are for stress-related illnesses.
- People who experience high levels of anxiety are four to five times more likely to die of a heart attack or stroke.
- Stress contributes to approximately 50 percent of all illnesses.
- Stress-related injuries on the job have increased from 5 percent to more than 15 percent of all occupational disease during the past 10 years.
- The cost of job stress in North America is estimated at $200 billion annually; this includes costs of absenteeism, lost productivity and insurance claims.
- 7 out of 10 people say they feel stressed in a typical workday.
- Approximately 43 percent of those interviewed say they suffer noticeable physical symptoms of burnout.
A star in the medicine cabinet - Meditation
The star in the medicine cabinet is Primordial Sound Meditation. People start practicing it 20 minutes twice a day, and soon, the knots of tension tied up inside their nerves start to unravel.
Primordial Sound Meditation has been scientifically proven to calm the mind, improve the quality of sleep, reduce cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure. Combined with a regular, healthy routine and a nature-friendly diet, Primordial Sound Meditation develops consciousness and awareness, so that you are automatically in tune with the needs of the body. The disappearance of stress is a happy by-product of these tremendous benefits.
No wonder, then, that this systematic approach to healing stress shows speedy and successful results. Ayurveda doesn't have a magic bullet - because it is not in the hunting game.