Ever come home from a hard day at work and complain, “My job is killing me!”? You may be closer to the truth than you think.
A British study showed that employees with very demanding jobs and little freedom to make decisions, had a twenty-three percent higher risk of having a heart attack, compared to others the same age with less stressful jobs. Older studies have showed similar results.
Everyone has tough days at work. But if your job is highly stressful much of the time, a change may be in order.
And if you can’t change your job, a recent study shows you can reduce the risk of job strain by nearly one half with a healthy lifestyle away from work.
Keep the basics of good nutrition, exercise, and sleep a priority. When it comes to your lifespan, no paycheck should lead to an early check out.
Here are some more of my blogs on this topic:
- Overworking the Heart
- Long work hours linked to increased heart risks
- Shift workers face increased risk of heart attack, stroke
- Study: Working overtime increases heart risk
- Job-related stress increases heart attack risk
- Taking small breaks from sitting may help heart and metabolic health
- Long-term sedentary jobs linked to cancer risk
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