So a lot of us have been sick of our jobs before. But a new study is saying that many of us are sick in our jobs.
This gist is that lots of employees are feeling stressed--and unhealthier because of it. The research says that one in three workers has at least one symptom of clinical depression; 14 percent is being treated for high cholesterol; 20 percent is taking blood-pressure medication; 41 percent is stressed by work; and one in five workers has trouble sleeping. And, overall, the number of employees who say they're in "excellent health" has dropped from 34 percent in 2002 to 28 percent in 2008.
Researchers say that people who have problems maintaining a work-life balance end up cutting back on things like exercise, preparing healthy meals and getting enough sleep.
And I'm willing to bet you don't need an expert to tell you that--we've all been there before.
It's no secret that stress can make you sick, causing colds and other chronic illnesses. The problem is that stress sorta comes with the territory of having a job, no? I mean, how many gainfully employed people do you know that are completely stress-free?
How do you deal with the stress from your job? Have you ever felt like your job was compromising your health?
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