Statistics of Stress in Singapore
A staggering 92% of working Singaporeans report feeling stressed. 8% higher than the global average at 84%. Numerous reports have shown that stress in Singaporeans predominately culminates in the workplace.
(According to a Cigna 360 Well-Being Survey done in 2019)
Is Singapore a stressful country?
Singaporeans are among the most stressed at work. In fact, of the five indices used to examine perceptions of well-being – family, financial, physical, work and social, work is a leading cause of rising stress levels in the country. 2019 (Cigna 360 Well-Being Survey)
Risk of Stress if Left Untreated
Common effects of stress can affect your body, your thoughts and feelings, and your behaviour.
If left untreated, stress can affect well-being and cause severe health problems.
Stress can contribute to heart disease and may cause heart attack, sudden cardiac death, and stroke.
Stress also increases the risk for developing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and colitis.
IS STRESS GOOD OR BAD?
Stress is key for survival, but too much stress can be detrimental. Emotional stress that stays around for weeks or months can weaken the immune system and cause high blo