Regus: 70% M'sian workers see increase in stress-related illnesses

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  • Friday, 22 Nov 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: Regus, a global workplace provider, said nearly 70% of Malaysian workers were seeing more stress-related illness since the global economic downturn.

A survey conducted by the company also revealed that stress stress-related illness can worsen or cause a whole series of health conditions ranging from obesity to heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, depression, gastrointestinal problems and asthma. 

The study, which covered the opinions of 20,000 senior executives and business owners across 95 countries, also revealed that 48% of the Malaysian respondents felt their stress levels had risen and over 42% reported that they were sleeping less due to work worries.

However, Regus said in a statement, that businesses can help change this trend as workers identified flexible working as critical to help ease work-related stress. - Bernama

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