Stress solutions at work
Stress solutions at work

You probably already suspect that stress affects most Australians, but those instincts have been confirmed by the 2013 Stress and Wellbeing in Australia Survey, conducted by the Australian Psychological Society. In fact, 73 per cent of Australians reported that stress was having at least some impact on their lives, with almost one in five (17 per cent) reporting that stress was having a strong to very strong impact on their physical health. That means there’s a good chance you’re experiencing some level of stress right now – particularly if you’re at work. The good news is that there are some simple ways to reduce stress and deal with its impacts.

Take some time out Exercise helps you de-stress by releasing calming endorphins into your system; deep breathing helps by changing the ‘fight or flight’ response that stress creates in your body.

Have a drink of water All of your organs, including your brain, need water to function properly. If you’re dehydrated, your body isn’t running well – and that can lead to stress.

Find the funny side A good giggle will enhance your intake of oxygen-rich air, increase the endorphins released by your brain, fire up your stress response and then cool it down. Who knew! Find the lighter side and you’ll relieve the tension.

Take care of mouth ulcers Ulcers can develop on the interior surfaces of your mouth during times of emotional stress. An antiseptic gel like Bonjela Mouth Ulcer Gel Sugar-Free will help deal with the pain associated with these little sores.

Relieve headache pain promptly Tension headaches are usually preceded by the tightening of muscles in your upper back, neck and head that comes with stress. If you’re reaching for pain relief, choose one like fast-acting Nurofen Zavance that contains an anti-inflammatory to help relieve tensed muscles.

Settle upset tummies and heartburn If you’ve scoffed your lunch at your desk to meet a deadline, or if you’re simply feeling stressed and overwhelmed, you could be plagued by tummy upsets like heartburn or indigestion – or both! Keep stomach relieving medications on hand, just in case. Antacids will help neutralize the acid in your stomach but you will get fast and long lasting relief from a product like Gaviscon Dual Action which helps reduce excess stomach acid and forms a barrier over the contents of your stomach to stop them from creeping up into the oesophagus, causing discomfort.


Bonjela Mouth Ulcer Gel Sugar Free
Bonjela is a pleasant tasting gel that provides relief from the pain and discomfort associated with mouth ulcers, sores and dentures. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional.

Nurofen Zavance Caplets
Nurofen Zavance is fast and effective in the temporary relief of pain and/or inflammation associated with headache and muscular pain, cold & flu symptoms, period pain, dental pain, sinus pain, back pain and arthritic pain. It also reduces fever. It absorbs up to twice as fast as standard Nurofen. Always read the label. Use only as directed. Incorrect use could be harmful. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional.

Gaviscon Dual Action
Has a formula that provides fast, soothing and long lasting relief from the pain and discomfort of heartburn and indigestion. Does not contain sugar, gluten or artificial colours. Available as a liquid or in handy chewable tablets. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional.