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Stress

January 20, 2007

Filed under: life — Terry Wohlers @ 08:50

Stress can take its toll on the best of us. Forbes.com’s Health section did an interesting piece using input from one of our own: Scott Crump, co-founder and CEO of Stratasys. Crump is featured in a story titled Battling CEO Stress. As the title implies, the story is aimed at the top executive, but the advice applies to almost anyone. If you click on the link and go to the story, you may want to turn off the sound on your computer to avoid hearing the advertisements. Sometimes they appear and other times they do not.

Crump has overcome negative stress by dealing with it proactively. His advice: Eat well, don’t smoke, and exercise whenever you can. Set aside some free time when traveling on business, schedule regular family vacations, and hire good people. Crump also recommends humor, meditation, and plenty of rest. He went on to say that stress in small doses inspire and motivate. Excessive stress, the article claims, can impair cognitive functioning, weaken the immune system, and leads to hypertension and heart attacks.