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Posted on 21. Jan, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
There has been research showing that sitting down for too long can cause health problems. See: don’t sit too long. So it makes sense that experts are now encouraging us to stand up when we are at a desk working. Dr Buckley suggests if we stand for an extra three hours a day we will lose [...]
Posted on 10. Dec, 2012 by Julia Barnard.
If you are thinking of a career change for 2013 and want to be happy, the City and Guilds’ index of career happiness suggests you become a gardener or florist. The UK survey of 2200 workers found that 87% of florists and gardeners enjoyed their jobs. That’s a big statistic! Such people felt in control [...]
Posted on 09. Jul, 2012 by Julia Barnard.
Women who are burnt out at work, are turning to food in an attempt to make themselves feel better. 230 women took part in a Finnish study, the results of which were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The participants completed lifestyle surveys, and those women suffering work burnout were also likely to [...]
Posted on 31. Aug, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
Experiencing in the workplace has been shown to increase the risk of heart disease for women under 50 years of age. Research conducted at Glostrup University Hospital in Denmark and published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine has found the link and say the effect is greater for younger women. 12,000 female nurses took [...]
Posted on 06. Jul, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
Do what you can now to be satisfied in your work. It will bring greater feelings of happiness. However, if you cannot succeed, all is not lost. Researchers from University College London and Stockholm University followed 15,000 French employees over a 10-year period. Upon retiring, many employees reported feeling happier and heathier than they had done whilst working. This was particularly so for employees in jobs of low status and satisfaction. This study also highlights the impact working conditions have on a person’s health and the need for organisational changes to enable workers to remain in good health.
Posted on 22. Jun, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
If you ten to eleven hour days, you may be increasing your chances of developing heart disease by 60%. 6,000 British civil servants took part in the research which was published in the European Heart Journal. A strong link was found between the 369 cases of heart disease (resulting in death, heart attack or angina) [...]
Posted on 13. Apr, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
Having a so-called passive , has an impact on how active a person is in their leisure time. But only if you are a man, according to a study conducted by researchers at University College London. A passive job was defined as one where the worker had little and not much . Over 6,000 civil [...]
Posted on 03. Nov, 2009 by Julia Barnard.
Tuesday is the time when people feel most and overwhelmed at and it hits its peak by 11:45 that morning. These are the findings of a study by Bimuno who surveyed 3000 adults. It is at this time that workers realise how much they have to get through during the week, not helped by using [...]
Posted on 27. Oct, 2009 by Julia Barnard.
such as Csikszentmihalyi point out that the key to is to be actively involved in your life. Whereas sitting around doing very little can be a drain. It is not surprising therefore to learn of the recent findings of a study on retirees carried out at the University of Maryland, in the US. 12,189 participants [...]
Posted on 31. Aug, 2009 by Julia Barnard.
Women are setting themselves high standards – both in their work and home life which they then feel they are failing to live up to. This is according to findings of research that analysed the responses of 288 adults to a questionnaire. All participants worked at least 20 hours a week and had commitments to [...]