by James Gallagher
(…) having a highly demanding job, but little control over it, could be a deadly combination. A report (…) showed a link between a stressful workplace and an increased risk of a heart attack.
Too much work, too little time and no freedom to make decisions can lead to a form of stress known as job strain. It can appear in any profession, but is more common in lower skilled jobs which can combine tough workloads and little responsibility.
(…) those in high strain jobs were twenty three per cent more likely to have had a heart attack or to have died from coronary heart disease. However, smoking, not exercising or having an unhealthy diet all have a much greater impact on the heart.
After reading the text, think of the questions below and write an answer to ONE of them (5-10 sentences):
1. Is your job stressful? What can you do to make it less stressful?
2. What is, in your opinion, the most relaxing job / profession?
3. Make your own sentences with the words written in bold.