Posts Tagged ‘stress-related diseases’
Friday, June 6th, 2014
Another reason to pay attention to workplace bullying — it’s a public health hazard.
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
WBI colleague, Peter Schnall (editor of the definitive book, Unhealthy Work and founder of the Center for Social Epidemiology) regularly points out that normal human blood pressure is 100/60. Unfortunately, only people living outside the industrialized world enjoy such a healthy BP. We are told our “normal BP” is 120/80, but that’s an average, according to Schnall. Working in our hurried world accounts for the difference.
The informative longitudinal Whitehall studies that track coronary health, including ambulatory BP of British government workers for 40 years, reliably find that workdays differ from weekends and vacation days. Metabolism differs. Just showing up for work carries a set of health risks.
Tags: blood pressure, Center for Social Epidemiology, dignitarian, Peter Schnall, stress, stress-related diseases
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