Regular exercise helps avoid work-related stress

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Regular exercise helps you avoid work-related stress, but it isn't easy to encourage people to do it.

It is no good telling employees they will live longer and feel better, according to psychologists.

The best way to motivate people to take exercise is by telling them that it will improve their looks or give them the "mental edge" at work.

"People are essentially not interested in their long term health, they are interested in looking more beautiful.

"An appeal to their vanity is the best way to encourage them to exercise," said Howard Taylor, head of psychology at Buckinghamshire University College.