Go Home: Study Says The Body Cannot Handle Job-Related Stress Long-Term
5:15 pm, August 7th | by Laura Donovan
I don’t need to remind you that working too hard can be unhealthy, but you do need to know that it could kill you. New research shows that women suffering exceptional amounts of work-related stress are 70 percent more likely to have a heart attack and about 40 percent more likely to be victims of other cardiovascular problems than females with low-stress level professions.
Of the findings, cardiologist Jacqueline Tamis-Holland said the human body is made to deal with a certain amount of stress, but when the stress continues and builds up overtime, the body cannot take it without facing long-term consequences. Forget how time-consuming work can be and think about how it shapes the rest of your life. Dr. Tamis-Holland put it this way:
“If you have a very stressful, demanding job you may be a little tired at the end of the day. You may not want to exercise. You may be more inclined to smoke. You may not eat a very healthy diet. You need some ‘me time,’ even if it’s a half hour a day when you sit down with a book, or go for a walk.”
Have you fit any “me time” into your schedule today? If not, do so now before you wind up needing to consult a physician about some stress-induced problem or other.