Healthy Mind + Healthy Body = Healthy Business

Stress is difficult for scientists to define because it is a subjective sensation associated with varied symptoms that differ for each of us. In addition, stress is not always a synonym for distress. Situations like a steep roller coaster ride that cause fear and anxiety for some can prove highly pleasurable for others. Winning a race or election may be more stressful than losing but this is good stress. 

Increased stress increases productivity – up to a point, after which things rapidly deteriorate, and that level also differs for each of us. It’s much like the stress or tension on a guitar string.  Not enough produces a dull raspy sound and too much an irritating screech or snaps the string – but just the correct degree of stress creates a beautiful tone.  We all have to find the right amount of stress that permits us to make pleasant music in our daily lives. Utilize and transform stress so that it will make you more productive and less self-destructive.

Thinking about a link between your body and mind is startling. Your mind is tightly connected to the wellbeing of your physical body. When you feel stressed, your immune system can suffer. When you allow tension to distract you from making positive choices, your health will deteriorate. You have the power to avoid stress triggers and focus on positive lifestyle choices that will improve your physical and mental health!

Stress comes in three forms: Emotional, Physical and Chemical 

Listed below are a few examples:

  • Emotional Stress - worrying, depression, under too much pressure, death of a loved one
  • Physical Stress - soar muscles, back, neck, head and other pains, exhaustion
  • Chemical Stress - side effects to medication, poison, intoxication, environmental, food allergies 

Reduce the Stress

When feeling stressed, your nervous system releases a flood of stress hormones, including cortisol and adrenaline. These hormones can cause higher blood pressure, shortness of breath, tightening muscles and a rapid heartbeat. When your body is preoccupied with stress, there is little energy remaining to sustain a healthy immune system. Chronic stress leads to many health problems. Below are some staggering statistics reflecting the role stress can play with your physical health:

  • 70-80% of all physician visits are stress related
  • 80% of health problems are stress related
  • 40% of employee turnovers are due to stress

Some of the best ways to prevent chronic stress are getting plenty of sleep, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy, balanced diet. It is unrealistic to expect optimal performance from your brain when it is deprived of critical nutrients. Your performance, thoughts, feelings, and behavior are all affected by the health of your brain.

Here are some excellent foods for maintaining a healthy mind:

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Green Vegetables
  • Blueberries
  • Turkey
  • Water – is a Natural Brain Booster

Job stress is very costly with the price tag for U.S. industry estimated at over $300 billion annually due to: Presenteeism, Accidents, Absenteeism, Employee turnover, Diminished productivity, Direct medical, Legal, and Insurance costs, Workers' compensation awards as well as TORT (Punitive Damages) and FELA (Personal Injury) judgments. 

Stress Is Costing You Money

Kirby Lammers

Mind, Body and Business

Executive Success Coaching

Houston, Texas




  • Leaders and Owners of Companies Lead a "Feel Good" Initiative
  • Change the Culture of the Company to embrace a "Feel Good" Environment
  • Create an exercise environment to where employees want to exercise 5 minutes every hour (This reduces stress, builds brain function, increases efficiency's and productivity, plus provides a supportive "feel good" environment)
  • Supply workshops on exercises in the workplace, nutrition, easy meal plans, mental aerobics, relaxation and deep breathing techniques, yoga, overall wellness and how to enjoy your work
  • ​Decorate the stairways to encourage more body movement


  • Perform ergonomic studies to ensure the best working conditions
  • Improve the building maintenance to provide a quality environment
  • Leaders must lead with Integrity and Inspiration to cause the "want to" and not the "have to"
  • Instruct your employees how to live the "feel good" life within the workplace and how to take it home to provide a "feel good" environment, then bring it back to work the following day.  (Your employee's home life affects the workplace)
  • Encourage each employee to have a balanced life


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