Do you have a demanding job?

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Do you have a demanding job?
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Tue, 09-18-2012 - 9:01am

Do you have a demanding job? Does your job cause you stress? It may not be good for your heart according to this Health Day News article. "After taking lifestyle, age, gender and socioeconomic status into account, European researchers found that these workers are 23 percent more likely to have a heart attack than other people with less job-related stress..."Our findings indicate that job strain is associated with a small but consistent increased risk of experiencing a first [coronary heart disease] event, such as a heart attack," study leader Mika Kivimaki, of the University College London, said in a journal news release." MORE

Have you ever considered leaving a job because you felt it was bad for your health?

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Tue, 09-18-2012 - 12:37pm

 

cmkarla wrote:

 

Have you ever considered leaving a job because you felt it was bad for your health?

I have and I did ---  although I'm not sure the job I moved to was less stressful! I wasn't thinking so much about heart trouble as just inability to sleep, irritability, etc.   SHould have left three or four years earlier than I did, actually!

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Tue, 09-18-2012 - 9:13am

I dont have any job and that is also stressful.. I used to have a very stressful job in tourism but I also loved it .. Fast forward years later I got out of the demanding job and bad marriage and although my stress level might have went down all of that took its toll on my health. I was diagnosed back last Jan. with high blood pressure and I think it was from previous neglect and the stress I was under and of course age..

Right now I would just like to do a stress free simple little job but even those are hard to come by but I keep looking..