- Difficulties sleeping, headaches, back pain, skin problems, digestive disorders, exhaustion, depression, and cardiovascular disorders are the main problems
- Sick leave costs companies 136 billion euros a year in Europe alone 78% of employees experience stress due to work overload
78% of workers suffer high levels of stress derived from the significant work overload they endure in the performance of their duties, according to data from Feel good in Companies.
Difficulties sleeping, headaches, back pain, skin problems, digestive disorders, exhaustion, depression, and cardiovascular disorders are the main problems associated with suffering a lot of stress at work for long periods of time.
“The fast pace of life today leads us to forget ourselves. A poor diet, lack of exercise, loss of conciliation between personal, social and professional life, total disconnection with the rhythms of nature, little rest, etc., leads to a general imbalance that affects the physical level and mental, leading to unhappiness, ”says Jean-Luc Riehm, founder of Feel Good in Companies and director of the International Qi Gong Institute. “We strive to fill our lives with activities, some imposed, such as marathon working hours, and others are chosen by ourselves, such as maintaining a very active social life or permanently updating our social networks, but in reality, we find ourselves empty,
Companies allocate a good part of their budget to cover the sick leave of employees who have been forced to leave their position due to problems derived from stress. The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work estimates that this problem has a cost for companies of 136,000 million euros a year in Europe alone. To avoid this extra cost, it is essential to work on prevention. An active health policy can save the company from many future headaches.
“The establishment of active health policies avoids many problems for the company in the long term since they provide workers with practical tools to reinforce their physical and emotional health, learn to manage emotions, generate a more pleasant work environment, reinforce links among workers and contribute to creating more happiness in the workplace, which translates into achieving goals and tasks with less effort, ”explains Jean-Luc Riehm.
The regular practice of Qi Gong positively affects the health of the worker on a physical, mental, and spiritual level. The worker is the key to the company, his personal well-being affects the collective just as the collective well-being of the company benefits the well-being of the worker.
Jean – Luc Riehm has found that the people in whose companies these health policies have been implemented have seen their physical disorders decrease (muscle tension, back and headaches, eye and skin disorders, etc.), sleep problems, accidents work and convalescence time has been reduced during sick leave. For their part, companies see their productivity and innovation levels increased while improving the work environment and relationships between employees.
About Qi Gong
Qi Gong is an energetic art of Chinese origin and a direct tool of Chinese Medicine based on slow movement and coordinated with breathing and concentration. It offers many benefits to the body, such as strengthening and making the body more flexible, strengthening the immune system, increasing resistance to exertion, detoxifying, and being a great activator of blood circulation and energy. Practiced regularly it offers a balance between the physical, the mental and the spiritual. The International Institute of Qi Gong (www.iiqg.com) is the highest representative of this discipline in Spain and teaches both individuals and companies within its Feel good in Companies division, reference number 1 in the development of health in the company.