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According to a new study conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, on-the-job stress can increase a woman’s chances of a heart attack by almost 90 percent, especially when she feels she has little or no decision-making authority or opportunities to use her skills. The new study also shows that women who are afraid of losing their jobs are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease such as high blood pressure, increased cholesterol and excess body weight. While learning how to better manage stress at work can be a life saver, keep in mind that eating healthy, increased physically active and good night’s sleep also help reduce stress and the risk for cardiovascular disease. Check out this website for some helpful tips on how to make stressful jobs more manageable.

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