How we learnt to beat stress!
Is stress the result of professional and emotional pressures alone? Most people would think so. What we ignore so conveniently is that stress has also to do a lot with the nutritional status and fitness levels of a person.
At AnyLinuxWork, we realized long back that external and internal factors are equally responsible for stress. External factors include job environment, challenges, situations and expectations around a person. Internal factors determine our body’s ability to respond to, and deal with, the external stress-inducing factors. Internal factors influencing our ability to handle stress are nutritional status, overall health and fitness levels, emotional well being, and the amount of sleep and rest we get.
And so IO enforces exercise, which is the first step towards stress management. Since the stress response prepares us to fight or flee, our bodies are primed for action. Unfortunately, most people usually handle their stress while sitting at desk, standing at the water cooler, or behind the wheel stuck in traffic.
Thus, we, at AnyLinuxWork, endorse exercise regime that helps to turn down the production of stress hormones and associated neuro-chemicals and avoids the damage to our health which prolonged stress can cause.
Exercising is a vital culture at IO family. AnyLinuxWork also holds yoga classes for employees. Moreover, we have introduced desktop stretching exercises to beat backaches, neck and shoulder ache and to maintain optimum blood circulation in the extremities. To top that, demonstrating new exercises is a regular feature of IO family as part of the daily routine and attended enthusiastically by one and all.
AnyLinuxWork takes utmost care to keep optimum hygienic conditions among our employees. Disposable tissues, liquid hand wash are some of the simple yet effective measures taken to keep widespread physical conditions like swine flu and common cold at bay.
Another preventive measure that we take is getting a six-monthly check-up of all the employees by our in-house physician to curb the onset of communicative and other common diseases.
In this IT era, health is often neglected causing stress, which results in serious heart-related diseases at later stage. At AnyLinuxWork, we have realized this and have learnt to keep our body fit so as to reap good health benefits. That’s why we are well, happy and fit.