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Research short: Can yoga ease workplace stress?

Dr Mary Wyatt

A UK study has concluded that regular yoga can improve workplace wellbeing and reduce employee stress.

Over the last decade, there has been a gradual increase of stress claims and time off work due to stress-related illnesses. Stress now rates as a significant problem in terms of workplace disability.  Researchers from the United Kingdom have decided to assess whether yoga improved a person’s wellbeing and reduces the incidence of workplace stress.  In the study, 48 employees were randomly allocated into either an intervention gr...

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