A new study looking at the connection between job burnout and coronary heart disease (CHD) has revealed that burnout is a stronger predictor of developing the problem than classical risk factors such as smoking, high blood lipid levels, and lack of physical activity. In fact, people who were in the top 20% of the burnout scale had a whopping 79% increased risk of CHD.
Everybody has heard that cigarettes are harmful to your health, but could they also be bad for your paycheck? A new study using data from the U.S. Census Bureau from 1992-2011 reveals that smokers earn about 80% of nonsmokers’ wages.
Have a colleague who is sure that every little bump, bruise, headache, or cough is a sign of a much bigger problem? While it can be annoying to continually hear about someone’s health issues and try to reassure that everything is probably fine, it pays to remember that hypochondria is an officially recognized psychological condition. According to this article, it is estimated that one of twenty Americans who visit doctors suffer from the disorder.
Whether or not to tell your employer about a medical condition can be tricky. On the one hand, management cannot help unless it knows what is going on and how it might accommodate. But workers often fear that disclosure may change others’ perceptions and limit career opportunities. Here are some things to think about when pondering this personal decision:
Mark your calendar (or, better yet, clear your calendar) for the third annual SOS to Stress Day this Sunday, June 30. We all know that stress impacts our bodies, relationships, productivity, and well-being, but oftentimes we don’t take time to evaluate the factors that are causing the problem and what we can do to deal with them. This occasion offers a good opportunity for a tune-up.
When people think about heart attacks, they usually picture a middle-aged, overweight, Type A-personality man. The truth is, however, that every 90 seconds, a woman in the United States suffers a heart attack. Furthermore, women tend to fare worse after a heart attack than men because they often wait longer before seeking help.