LONDON (Reuters) - People who have highly demanding jobs and little freedom to make decisions are 23 percent more likely to have a heart attack compared with their less stressed out colleagues, according.
Perspective is needed, though. About 3% of heart attacks may come from work stress, but 36% come from smoking and 12% from sedentary living.
If you or someone you know can say 'yes' to 2+ of these points, lifestyle changes are in order.
-I work too hard, my job stresses me out
-I spend long hours sitting at my desk
-I rarely exercise
-I take cigarette breaks during the day
-I eat fast food or prepackaged food almost everyday
Please protect your heart.