Your job could be killing you.
According to Human Resources MBA, women who were more in control in the workplace were also 70 per cent more likely to die than those who felt less in control.
The 20-year study concluded with 44 per cent of the participants saying they felt their jobs were “excessively stressful” and 1 in 4 persons reporting their job was the most stressful aspect of their life.
Numerous studies have shown that Americans are reporting chronic workplace stress. In fact, two out of five workers feel tense or stress throughout the day due to a number of factors like too little pay, too much work and long hours, according to the American Psychological Association.
The APA says part of the reason for this stress is the fact that technology like email and cell phones allow us to be so interconnected and this blurs the lines between home and work.
Stress has been linked to illnesses like stroke and heart disease, as well as depression, so it’s perfectly plausible that a stressful job could be shortening our life span.
Check out the infographic below for more details about how stress affects employees:
Photo: Human Resources MBA
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