The Scary Way Your Job Could Be Harming Your Health
Nobody likes to work a job they hate, even if the money’s good. But of course we’ll put up with it, if the money is really good, or we have no other choice. We do it because we think that the money is worth the pain of slaving away for a few too many hours each day, the enjoyment we’ll get from all that cash in our spare time will more than make up for it.
It turns out that we might be neglecting something here. How often to we take into consideration the health effects of working a job we hate? It’s hard to say that the money alone will not only make up for horrible job, but also of the negative health effects that might come with it. After all, it’s more difficult to spend that hard-earned money if you’re sick, or worse. The Huffington Post has more:
People with high-stress jobs have a 22 percent higher risk of stroke than those with low-stress jobs, and for women, the contrast is even more stark. Women with high-stress jobs had a 33 percent higher stroke risk compared to those in low-stress roles.
“Because this meta-analysis revealed that exposure to high [stress] jobs was associated with an increased risk of stroke, especially in women, it is of vital importance for individuals with high [stress] occupations to address lifestyle issues,” Xu concludes in his study.
Stress is something more and more people need to deal with in this age of overloaded productivity. Turn’s out that might be slowly killing us. Check out the full post for all the details of the study.
About Sam Brinson Sam is a writer living in Uruguay. Sam follows the latest in aging break throughs.