People shook their
bodies under the guidance of a coach in a park in southern China's
Guangzhou on Wednesday, April 18, 2007. They were taught to shake
off their bad moods by dancing during a stress-relief festival held
in the park.
Young people screamed
while sitting on a giant Frisbee in a park in southern China's
Guangzhou on Wednesday, April 18, 2007. They were there to attend a
stress-relief festival held in the park. The festival, which will
be held from Wednesday to May 13, 2007, is the first of its kind to
help people drive away their daily life pressures.
A stress-relief festival kicked off on Wednesday in southern
China's Guangzhou, attracting many local office workers to take
part in, the city's Information Times reported.
The festival is the first of its kind in China. It aims to help
office workers drive away the huge pressures triggered in their
People were invited to learn stress-relief dances and take part
in some adventurous activities involving a giant Frisbee and a
roller coaster. They can scream as loud as they want while using
these breathtaking stress relievers. After getting off the
machines, they will find their bad moods have completely
Huge pressures nowadays have become an important health problem
for office workers. A survey showed the pressure Chinese face today
is five times larger than those experienced 20 years ago. Ninety
percent of people have disrupted their well-balanced lives due to
High work loads, keen competition and difficulty in good
communicating with colleagues, bosses and clients were ascribed as
the main reasons for the pressure.
(CRI April 19, 2007)