Whether young or old, rich or poor, we all experience stress at some point. And while a certain amount of stress is necessary to keep us motivated, excessive stress can reduce concentration, cause fatigue, increase muscle tension, lead to gastrointestinal issues and destroy the immune system, among other ailments. In the work world, where employees are often called upon to do more with fewer resources — or “do everything with nothing,” as Dr. David Posen stated during the recent Your Workplace Conference, stress levels are sky high. As such, workers are increasingly disengaged. Posen thus encouraged his audience of HR professionals, managers and other workplace leaders to model and promote better self-care at work — for employees’ well-being and for the company’s bottom line.