16 % of the workforce suffers from stress
A study by the Nationale Forskningscenter i Arbejdsmiljø (the Danish National Research Centre for the Working Environment) shows that 16 % of the workforce feels stressed. Stress can of course be caused by a wide range of complex reasons, but more and more point to a connection between stress risk and unhealthy digital habits. We turn the spotlight on these habits as it is important to change bad habits to conscious actions, and to have a healthy relationship with a technological world undergoing constant development.
The mobile kick is addictive
According to our health expert, the IT entrepreneur and medical specialist Imran Rashid, tech companies intentionally develop apps designed to make us addicted in order to ensure that we constantly chase the next reward in the form of a like, an e-mail or another new notification. This gives us a brief feeling of happiness. The problems arise when we keep checking our phone - often without any particular reason. It affects our ability to be present, our concentration and may, at worst, contribute to a stress diagnosis.