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8 Silent Ways That Horrible Job Is Hurting Your Health

Reader's Digest Logo By Kimberly Hiss of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 8: 'If you’re engaged in a job you really dislike, every day you go to work you are experiencing the stress of not being happy,' says Bruce S. Rabin, MD, PhD, ​medical director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Healthy Lifestyle Program. Prolonged stress may kick off a domino effect of serious health problems. A battle with your boss or worries over workload could activate the stress regions of your brain. These activated areas in turn elevate certain hormones in your blood, most importantly cortisol and norepinephrine, which then course through your body, wreaking havoc on both physical and mental health. Find out 36 small ways to make your job less stressful.

A bad job creates chronic stress

'If you’re engaged in a job you really dislike, every day you go to work you are experiencing the stress of not being happy,' says Bruce S. Rabin, MD, PhD, ​medical director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Healthy Lifestyle Program. Prolonged stress may kick off a domino effect of serious health problems. A battle with your boss or worries over workload could activate the stress regions of your brain. These activated areas in turn elevate certain hormones in your blood, most importantly cortisol and norepinephrine, which then course through your body, wreaking havoc on both physical and mental health. Find out 36 small ways to make your job less stressful.

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