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Whether Mindfulness in the Workplace May Relieve Stress and Boost Productivity, Ponders Financial Education Benefits Center

Financial Education Benefits Center
Posted on: 16 Jul 18
Whether Mindfulness in the Workplace May Relieve Stress and Boost Productivity, Ponders Financial Education Benefits Center

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SAN RAMON, Calif., July 16, 2018

SAN RAMON, Calif., July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- American workers today are finding themselves working longer hours for less money than previous generations. Recently called the "most overworked nation in the world," over half of Americans are now working over 40 hours a week. Rising cost of living, stagnant wages and long hours mean many people risk not only job burnout but also stress-related illness. Mindfulness, a meditative practice of being aware and present in the moment, has been shown to have therapeutic benefits to stress and cognition in a myriad of aspects of people's lives. Financial Education Benefits Center, a health and financial wellness benefit company, ponders whether practicing mindfulness at the workplace may act as a stress-reduction method and productivity booster.

"Mindfulness has become a bit of a trendy buzzword over the years," said Jennifer Martinez, manager at FEBC. "Despite that, many people find merit in allowing themselves to take time to be present in the moment and declutter their minds, making it a useful tool at home as well as work."

One way employers can bring mindfulness to the workplace is by doing a mindfulness check at the beginning of a meeting. Addie Wooten, CEO of Smiling Mind, suggests starting work meetings by allowing everyone to pause and take a deep breath before discussing anything on the agenda to allow everyone a chance to clear their minds and become fully present in the moment. The American Psychological Association says that in addition to stress-relief, research on mindfulness has pointed to increased working memory, focus and cognitive-flexibility, all of which amount to greater productivity in all areas of life.

FEBC offers members several plan levels offering health and financial wellness resources, some of which may be used to address mental and emotional health with a focus on improving focus, boosting concentration and lowering stress. Members in the highest membership tier can contact a medical professional with any non-emergency medical question, as well as gain access to discounts on alternative medicine. 

"We want our members to feel empowered," stated Martinez, "and we think that mental and emotional health resources are an excellent way to achieve that."   

About Financial Education Benefits Center

Financial Education Benefits Center is located in San Ramon, California. The membership company has already helped thousands save money and obtain the necessary education required to live a financially healthy life.

Financial Education Benefits Center has partnered with several name brand third-party companies to expand the financial and educational products and services available to its members and to provide a variety of wellness services as well.

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To learn more about Financial Education Benefits Center, please contact:

Financial Education Benefits Center
2010 Crow Canyon Place Ste. 100
San Ramon, CA 94583
1-800-953-1388
info@febcp.com

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Last updated on: 16/07/2018

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