June 10, 2005

Bored To Death

According to this report on Science Daily: a dull job really could kill you.

Borings jobs a health hazard, study says

LONDON, June 9 (UPI) -- A study by University College of London says boring and repetitive jobs leave workers at a greater risk of heart attacks

The researchers say such jobs rarely provide workers with unexpected challenges and are among the most dangerous in the workplace, compared to a job that is both exciting and varied, reports the Daily Mail.

The study found that those trapped in dead-end jobs are much more susceptible to heart attacks because their hearts find it difficult to adapt when called on to work harder, during exercise or after a sudden shock.

The study's aim was to find out why the levels of heart disease among people with low-paying jobs and low educational achievements are higher than in the general population.

Dr. Harry Hemingway, who led the study, said the research could help reduce heart disease by prompting a change in workplace conditions.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

So now I have an excuse NOT to do housework, right? I mean, if you don't have your health, you don't have anything.

Posted by Rachel Ann at June 10, 2005 12:32 PM

Exactly. Or, you need to make housework more exciting. I prefer to clean to music. Stuff you can dance to a bit.

Posted by: RP at June 10, 2005 03:18 PM

that's great news

Posted by: muse at June 12, 2005 10:00 AM

Or just clean once a year, that way it's more "exciting" and less "repetitive". Heh. I'm gonna live forever!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at June 12, 2005 03:31 PM
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