Job Burnout And Health: Is Your Job Killing You?

Recent research had shown the negative impact of job burnout on your health.

In a study by the Families and Work Institute, more than 1,000 wage and salaried employees were surveyed. Of those surveyed, 33% reported feeling overworked.

One factor that makes it more likely that you will feel overworked appears to be working when off work. Those that reported feeling overworked tended to work when on vacation and were often in contact with the office outside of regular work hours.

If you are a person that works when not at work, you may be increasing your risk for heart disease.

Research results reported at the Fourth International Conference on Work Environment and Cardiovascular Diseases in Newport Beach, California, finds that people who work more than 50 hours each week have higher blood pressure than those that work 40 hours or less. A stressful job can increase your blood pressure around the clock. Even while you are off work and sleeping, your blood pressure remains high.

To learn more about how work stress can impact your mood and what you can do about it click here.

Source: Third of workers say they are overworked. March 17, 2005; Is your job giving you a heart attack? Occupational health conference answers that, and more. March 9, 2005.