Here in Las Vegas, whether our “workplace” is in an office, a casino, or our home, we spend much of our lives there. Within that environment there are many threats to our wellness. Convenient and often unhealthy foods are easier to grab than whole, well-prepared meals. Sitting for long periods of time put stress on the lower parts of our bodies.
Work environment stress is a huge issue, and any workplace can inspire it. You are not working or living at your best when you are stressed. That is not just a psychological fact, it is a physiological one. Your brain releases specific hormones: adrenaline and cortisol. Adrenaline increases your heart rate and raises your blood pressure. Cortisol, meanwhile, increases sugars in the bloodstream. These inhibit your rational and logical thought patterns as a result. You literally are not as good as you could be. Physically, they reduce your immune system responses and suppresses the digestive system, the reproductive system and growth processes. They suppress brain control over your mood, motivations, and fear.
The body is programmed to bring the hormones back into normal levels once the stress has subsided. For many in the workplace, the question regarding a stress-free time is: “When is that?” When the stressors at work are always on, then your body will keep you at this hormonally elevated level, and that can cause lasting damage. High levels of stress and cortisol increase the aging process, affecting both the mind and body.
Employers feel the effects of this too. Eastern Kentucky University’s Occupational Safety program reports that companies spend about $300 billion annually for missed workdays and health care resulting from workplace stress. That amount is just due to the people who don’t show up for work. If you are one who shows up, but is working under stress, you are not alone. Gallup has found that 70% of American employees are slowing economic growth by not working to their full potential. Between a quarter and a third of all workers are constantly weak or tired, can’t sleep at night, feeling physical pain, have high levels of stress or anxiety and deal with unexplained weight gain.
Workplace stress is not going to get any better anytime soon. A better bet is to infuse your workplace experience with doses of wellness. Here are some great ideas:
- Take breaks
Taking regular breaks has been associated with increased focus and better memory retention. Take healthy breaks throughout the workday, including time spent stretching or walking.
- Connect with your team
Isolation causes stress. Even if you are working in proximity with others, it is important that you take time together to connect on a personal level.
- Sit differently
Sitting in the same type of chair, sitting for long periods of time, all cause issued including fatigue and muscle atrophy. Diversify with alternative seating arrangements help to reduce this issue and be creative by using standing desks, kneeling chairs, and bouncy balls.
- Cycle for transportation
Whenever possible, ride your bike to get where you are going. Organize a group bike ride with your work team, this gives you valuable activity while you make connection to them.
- Check in with experts
Have one-on-one or small-group coaching sessions with health and fitness experts, like registered dietitians, mental health counselors and personal trainers. Call our experts here at Sculpt Spa Las Vegas for details on how many of our services will work into your de-stress plan.
Gym work outs and other exercise bring wellness into your body that you then can carry into your workplace. This can also include taking advantage of the CoolTone TM technology offered at Sculpt Spa Las Vegas. CoolTone from Allergan creates noninvasive body contouring. It is FDA-cleared to strengthen, firm, and tone the muscles of the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. Using Magnetic Muscle Stimulation (MMS), CoolTone induces thousands of high intensity muscle contractions in just one session. These powerful contractions are rapid and involuntary, engaging more muscle fibers at once than with weightlifting alone, which relies on slower voluntary contractions. This, as exercise does, gives your body a physiological way to relieve stress. It is non-invasive – meaning that there are no needles, no surgery, and no downtime. The treatment can take as little as 30 minutes per area.
- Sauna and Meditate
Mindfulness and meditation are two of the most important aspects of managing mental health. One of the best places to take that calming meditative journey is in a Sculpt Spa Infrared sauna. It helps you relax and balances your cortisol levels, which reduces your stress and improves your mood. It also accelerates your body’s immune reaction to combat disease and infection while increasing circulation, delivering oxygenated blood to your muscles, removing metabolic waste, & reducing pain & inflammation
- Boost your metabolism
One of the most expedient ways to boost your metabolism is with NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) injections offered at Sculpt Spa Las Vegas. NAD+ is a vital coenzyme that exists in all living cells that slows aging, protects against cognitive decline, increases energy, supports healthy brain function, and decreases stress induced symptoms of anxiety, depression and fatigue.
- Get your vitamins
Make sure you are ingesting your proper daily requirements of stress reducing vitamins. One that should be on your radar is the BOOSTER vitamin injection offered by Sculpt Spa Las Vegas. It provides an instant boost of energy, sharpened focus and improves your mood. It is B12-based and plays an essential role red blood cell formation, DNA synthesis, cell metabolism, nerve function, and hormone balance.
Sculpt Spa in Las Vegas can be your great workplace stress relief destination. By taking care of yourself and reducing stress levels, specifically with infrared spa outings with friends, or appointments to have B12-based injections, you can come have fun while producing dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine — which in turn, can lead to a longer, healthier life.
Remember, there’s nothing like the infrared sauna experience at SCULPT SPA, Las Vegas’ premier destination for aesthetic treatments. At our Las Vegas infrared spa, you’ll enjoy your private spa suite, check out the latest must-watch streams via Netflix and Hulu, and get a refreshing eucalyptus towel at the end. BOOK AN INFRARED SPA SESSION with Sculpt Spa today.