Join us on Wednesday, June 21 to learn more!
In June 1983, Time magazine proclaimed stress “The Epidemic of the Eighties” with a splashy cover story to boot.1 Fast forward 34 years and major national headlines don’t really seem all that different.
A U.S. News and World Report story in February 2017 touted survey results that indicate “Stress in America Increases for the First Time in 10 Years.”2 In April, CBS News reported on America’s Most Stressed-Out States.3 In May, USA Today proclaimed that “Americans just broke a record for being stressed.”4
These headlines represent far more than a mere fascination with stress but rather highlight the need for a truly different approach to what appears to have become a perennial problem. The fact that stress continues to plague Americans makes it logical to wonder if anything can be done to improve our ability to handle stress or to reduce the negative impact it has on us.
Stress and health
WebMD explains that the effects of stress can touch virtually any major system in our bodies including the immune, cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular and reproductive systems.5 These effects may show up as a reduced ability to fight illness to an increased risk of heart disease to exacerbated symptoms of chronic conditions and more.
Health problems caused by stress are experienced by more than 40 percent of adults and a minimum of 75 percent of all office visits to doctors are associated with stress.6
The emergence of resilience training
Instead of focusing on trying to eliminate stress, the emphasis today is on building personal resilience that can help people better navigate stress in their lives. This approach reflects the awareness that stress is a part of life and, in fact, isn’t always bad. The negative side of stress has more to do with the level and duration of stress and with a person’s response to it than the actual stress itself.
With this in mind, resilience training can be a vital means of helping people not simply survive through stressful times but potentially even thrive in the face of stress. It is based upon this principle that WebMD Health Services has partnered with meQuilibrium to deliver resilience tools through our well-being solutions.
7 factors of resilience
In our webinar on June 21, 2017, Brad Kirkpatrick, Chief Client Officer at WebMD Health Services, and Jan Bruce, Chief Executive Officer of meQuilibrium, will discuss:
- The growing trend of total well-being and the role of resilience.
- The benefits of developing resilience.
- The science behind how and why resilience works.
We hope you’ll join us for this event to learn more about why resilience matters and how WebMD Health Services is committed to the total well-being of your populations.
Visit the webinar recording now.