NEW YORK-Still feeling stressed out? You are not alone. Many Americans continue to report chronic work stress, according to the American Psychological Association.

For example, two out of five (41 percent) employees report that they typically feel tense or stressed out during the workday. Commonly cited causes of work stress include low salaries (46 percent), lack of opportunities for growth or advancement (41 percent), too heavy a workload (41 percent), long hours (37 percent) and unclear job expectations (35 percent).

Virtual offices are not a panacea for workplace stress, but virtual offices can certainly alleviate some stress. By allowing employees to telecommute from a virtual office, for example, you can make up—at least a little bit—for low salaries. Studies show employees value working from virtual offices and would take less pay. They also save on gas money.

The workload and long hours may not go away just because employees work from a virtual office, but you may be able to get more done in less time. By eliminating the drive time, you can get more work done and by eliminating the distractions common to office life, you can also boost your productivity. And if hours are long, at least working from a virtual office gives employees a chance to take a power nap or a walk around the block to break the tension.

Lower stress levels, better overall health and greater engagement from tools like virtual offices? The research proves it. Of course, we’re not surprised. We are seeing these sorts of results every day from clients who rent our virtual office space in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and beyond. Now, the world is just taking more notice of the value-added benefits of virtual office space.