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Saturday, August 8, 2015
Work-related stress may reduce quality of work, life Hypertension and stress are usually directly related
the essence of hard work earned many individuals success, prosperity and
recognition in their chosen field of endeavor, the inability to balance work
and life may increase stress levels, reducing the quality of their output and
more importantly, make them more prone to many maladies like hypertension and
Grant Thornton International survey reported that 76
percent of Filipino business owners are highly stressed, pointing out that
taking on heavy workload often is the most significant driver.
work over quality of life could only do harm than good,” said Tomas Marcelo G.
Agana, III, President and CEO of Pharex Health Corp. “The quality of your work,
for one, will be affected. When that happens, everything will follow.”
studies emphasized that an employee’s lifestyle affects his or her work output.
In fact, a research conducted in 2010
revealed that unhealthy lifestyle choices make workers less productive and even
increases work absenteeism.
added, “When the quality of work goes down, chances are, your job will be
affected. Poor quality of work will only result in poor output and this
will affect everyone, be it your employees or your customers.”
more than just the output, work-related stress could also lead to a host of health
concernslike hypertension, which is a risk factor for heart
the Philippines, 28 percent of adults have
hypertension, a known chronic disease which causes the heart to work harder
than necessary to pump blood to the rest of your body. It quietly damages the
body, causing poor quality of life and can even lead to a fatal heart attack.
situations like overworking yourself may cause the blood pressure to spike,”
Agana said. “While it is unlikely for people to stop working, steps can be
taken to mitigate the effects of stress at work like improving sleeping habits,
eating healthily, and drinking alcohol moderately.”
Agana added, “Every Filipino, regardless of his or
her age, is at risk of hypertension especially when they are subjected to
stress at work every day. This is why working people, most especially those who
are building their careers, should bear in mind that maintaining a healthy work
habit is imperative to save lives.”
people who are already diagnosed with hypertension and other chronic diseases
such as cardiovascular disease, maintaining a healthy work habit is enough to
diagnosed with hypertension or cardiovascular disease is not the end of the
world. People with these diseases only need to take care of themselves more by
following their doctors’ advice, especially when it comes to taking their
medicines,” Agana said.
this, Pharex HealthCorp., the most prescribedgeneric
brand,ensures that Filipinos in the working group—particularly those who
have chronic diseases—have access to affordable healthcare through high-quality
with hypertension or heart disease should learn to comply with their medication
schedule to improve the quality of their lives,” Agana emphasized. “For them to
continue giving their families a better life, they should start improving
short for Pharmaceutical Excellence, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pascual
Laboratories, Inc. which offers affordable medication to Filipinos. The company
serves as the exclusive marketing, sales, and distribution arm of Pascual
Laboratories, Inc. (Pascuallab), one of the country’s fastest growing
pharmaceutical companies for the past decade.
date, Pharex is gaining ground as an advocate of consistent healthy living,
highlighting the importance of high-quality medication made for every Filipino
regardless of his or her work priorities.
concluded, “If you want to improve your lifestyle, you need to balance all
aspects in your life. Then, you’ll be surprised how your stress-free work
translates to more business opportunities in the future and more importantly,
the quality of life you deserve.”