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You’re Fired: The Health Effects Of Job Insecurity

A study in the American Journal of Public Health shows that heart attacks are no joke for people who suspect they are going to be laid off.

Can fear of losing your job harm your health?

A study in the American Journal of Public Health shows that heart attacks are no joke for people who suspect they are going to be laid off.

Over four years, a study group with imperiled jobs was found to have a forty to sixty percent greater occurrence of heart disease than a control group whose jobs were secure.

And that’s not all! People in insecure jobs also gained weight, overslept, tended to avoid exercise, and had higher cholesterol rates.

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