Sunday, March 15, 2015

Forget workplace nutrition and exercise classes. . .

“Workplace stress — such as long hours, job insecurity and lack of work-life balance — contributes to at least 120,000 deaths each year and accounts for up to $190 billion in health care costs, according to new research by two Stanford professors and a former Stanford doctoral student now at Harvard Business School.”

I would have guessed that irritation with supervisor or co-workers would have been the biggest cause of stress. I remember how stressful it was when my supervisor threw the phone through the window when she was mad at something (not me), then pulled it back in by the cord and threw it through a second window.  The windows were closed. Now that’s stressful. These days, the light weight phones couldn’t break a sweat, let alone a window.

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