Stress at Work: How it Affects Women’s Heart Health

Ladies, are you aware that you’re nearly twice as likely than men to be affected by work-related stress? Stressing out at work can take a serious toll on your health, especially your heart health. Even though there is no direct link between stress and heart disease, (chronic) stress can cause your blood pressure and heart rate to rise and damage your artery walls.

Here’s how you can reduce the impact of stress at work:

Stress can’t always be avoided, which is why it’s important to learn how to manage it. There are many different stress management techniques that can decrease the effects of work-related stress, such as:

  • Adding an early morning workout or yoga session to your daily routine.
  • Find a way to focus on the positive rather than the negative.
  • Take a break.
  • Find a way to make yourself laugh.

At OHC, we understand the negative consequences of workplace stress on women, and we are here to help. We offer annual exams that can provide insight into your health to help you find ways to better balance your health and your job.
OHC believes prevention is better than the cure. Give us a call today to schedule an exam. Regular check-ups can be the difference between heart health and serious heart problems.

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