A new study has revealed that men who experience specific types of work-related stress may have a higher risk of heart disease compared to those who do not. The research followed over 6,500 workers for 18 years and identified two work-related conditions associated with increased cardiovascular risks.
One condition, known as job strain, involves high demands such as heavy workloads and tight deadlines, along with low control, such as little say in decision making. Another condition, called effort-reward imbalance, occurs when a person puts in a lot of effort but receives little pay, recognition or job security in return.
It is important for individuals to be aware of these work-related stressors and take steps to manage them in order to reduce their risk of heart disease. This can include seeking support from colleagues or management, practicing relaxation techniques or taking regular breaks.
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