After all, stress is not only a danger to your office furniture – it’s also bad for productivity. Mental health charity Mind reckons one in five of us suffers from depression or anxiety because of work-related stress. As a result, some 40m working days are lost to stress-related illnesses every year in the UK, at a cost of more than £1.5bn.
One easy answer, says the International Stress Management Association, is to be more like Ewan McGregor. No, that doesn’t mean gallivanting off to another continent for a tedious motorbike-based travelogue, or butchering an Alec Guinness impression for huge sums of cash – it’s about replicating his jovial grin.
As part of a new campaign called Smile Stress Away, the ISMA has finally asked the burning question: who has Britain’s favourite celebrity smile? McGregor came top of the male list, closely followed by Ronan Keating and Donny Osmond (suggesting some methodological crossover with a ‘Most Punchable Celebrity’ survey carried out by MT this afternoon). Julia Roberts and Kylie Minogue were the (far more sensible) choices as top female smilers.