Via Scoop.it – internetbillboards
Research reveals several surprising ways your job could shorten your life. It turns out your job might be a double-edged sword when it comes to your health. Just as work can enrich our lives, in many ways it can shorten them — a fact that cuts across socioeconomic levels, ages and nationalities. A growing body of research stands testament to this fact: lack of sleep has been shown to tax the hearts of the stressed executive and the stressed day worker alike; layoffs can take their psychic and physiologic toll in the executive suite and on the production line; the burden on those left behind, who work more overtime to shoulder a heavier workload, can be life-shortening; and living in fear of losing a job, or staying put in a hostile workplace, also boosts the risk of an earlier cardiac death. The Japanese have a term for this phenomenon called “karoshi,” which means death caused by overwork. Thinking more broadly, it’s not just overwork that can make work a deadly pursuit. Occupational hazards
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