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

Authors
  • Crespo-Ruiz, Beatriz
  • Rivas-Galan, Shai
  • Fernandez-Vega, Cristina
  • Crespo-Ruiz, Carmen
  • Maicas-Perez, Luis
Publication Date
Dec 13, 2018
Source
MDPI
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Language
English
License
Green
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Abstract

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.

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