According to the World Health Organization, heart disease accounts for 1 out of every 3 deaths today. Some surveys show that 4 out of 5 people are stressed by their jobs. And you are 20% more likely to have a heart attack if you are stressed from your job.
Even though the World Health Organization acknowledges stress to be the “health epidemic of the 21st century”, stress isn’t usually treated with the seriousness it deserves.
In fact, several studies have linked unresolved stress to various conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, skin eruptions, infertility and sexual impotence.
What this means to you
And if that wasn’t bad enough, workplace stress is on the rise.
A study by the International Labour Organization (ILO) shows that mental health problems are increasing in the workplace, with as many as 1 in 10 workers suffering from depression, anxiety, stress or burnout.
Scientific research shows a link between job stress and elevated cholesterol levels, which put the heart at risk.
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For instance, several medical studies have shown that chronic stress has an adverse effect on key neurotransmitters in the brain, including dopamine which has been linked to depression
You probably know that current global suicide rates are high, with 1 person ending his life every 40 seconds, according to the WHO. Untreated depression has been found to be the leading cause of suicide.
A survey by the University of Pittsburgh’s Mind Body Center found that leisure activities – including taking vacations – contributed to less depression.
Studies from the Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin, USA found that women who vacation at least twice a year are less likely to suffer from depression than women who vacation less than once every 2 years.
Thus a step as simple as planning vacations into your career could literally save your life.
According to a joint study from the Global Commission on Aging and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, in partnership with the U.S. Travel Association, women who vacation at least twice a year show a significantly lower risk of suffering a heart attack than those who only travel every six years or so.
This same study also found that men “who failed to take annual vacations had a 21% higher risk of death from all causes and were 32% more likely to die of a heart attack.”
Never attend any career guide training unless it clearly shows you how to plan your work style so you can be free from life-threatening stress.
Because we are in the business of saving lives, we’ve put together a series of FREE career guide classes to help you get started on a healthier work life.
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