Diet and nutrition to help combat stress

Stress accounted for almost 1 in 4 work-related ill health cases (37%) in 2015/16 (HSE, 2016). With 11.7 million working days lost (HSE, 2016) and one in five people who feel ‘very’ or ‘extremely’ stressed by their work, it’s an important issue for employers to address (British Heart Foundation, 2013). Everyone feels stressed from time to time and a moderate level of stress, in the short term, can be positive. It can help us perform better when we go for a job interview or when doing a presentation. However, excessive or prolonged stress can make us ill and lead to physical and emotional exhaustion. When we feel stressed, our bodies release the stress hormones adrenaline, noradrenaline and

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