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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(12), 2847; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15122847

Executive Stress Management: Physiological Load of Stress and Recovery in Executives on Workdays

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Physical Activity and Sport Education Department, Faculty of Sport Sciences of Toledo at University of Castilla-La Mancha, 45002 Toledo, Spain
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Freedom & Flow SL, 28050 Madrid, Spain
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Received: 8 October 2018 / Revised: 16 November 2018 / Accepted: 2 December 2018 / Published: 13 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Worker and Public Health and Safety: Current Views)
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Objective: The use of high-performance sports technology to describe the physiological load of stress and the quality of recovery in a population of executives during the workday. Methodology: Heart rate variability values were recorded during 48 h from which the relationship between stress/recovery quality (stress balance) was obtained for three differentiated time slots: work, after work, and night in a workday. Results: We observed a negative stress balance during the 24 h of measurement in the course of a workday, being negative at work and after work, and positive at night. The stress generated or maintained outside working hours correlates significantly with a lower quality of recovery during the 24 h workday. Conclusions: It is necessary to prioritize strategies that help improve stress management in executives through the improvement of tools and strategies that mainly promote greater relaxation outside working hours. View Full-Text
Keywords: stress; stress management; human resources; executives; physiology; health; technology; business stress; stress management; human resources; executives; physiology; health; technology; business
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Crespo-Ruiz, B.; Rivas-Galan, S.; Fernandez-Vega, C.; Crespo-Ruiz, C.; Maicas-Perez, L. Executive Stress Management: Physiological Load of Stress and Recovery in Executives on Workdays. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 2847.

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