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.