Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wellness Tip

Take time for stress relief: Women with high-pressure jobs and little say have an 88 percent increased risk of heart attack.

Job stress is not something that should be shrugged off. If you have a demanding job and little control over your workload, you could be putting yourself at risk for a heart attack. Women with tough or fast-paced jobs who have little say in their day-to-day activities have a much greater risk of having a heart attack than women in less stressful jobs. That’s according to research at Harvard Medical School that analyzed the heart health and jobs of 17,000 women over the course of 10 years. If your job has you feeling constantly stressed out, it’s worth taking time out every day to relax. Figure out what helps you decompress. For some, it could be exercise. For others, it could be meditation, watching a funny movie or confiding in a friend.

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