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Work-related stress exercises for health and safety representatives

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Exercise 1 - Recognising signs of stress

Exercise 1 - Recognising signs of stress

Name short-term and long-term effects of stress on an individual.


Read some typical answers here from health and safety representatives.
SHORT TERM (ACUTE EFFECTS LONG TERM (CHRONIC) EFFECTS

Tension headaches

Tiredness

Poor diet

Appetite changes - weight loss or gain

Alcohol dependence

Poor quality of sleep

Impact on immune system

Short temper

Hot flushes

Further mental health issues, eg depression

Chronic fatigue

Memory lapses

Absenteeism

Increased accident rate

Muscle wastage

High blood pressure

Heart problems, Angina

Diabetes

Blood disorders

High chlosterol

Ulcers

Chronic migraines

Impact on home life