April 3rd, 2013

Feel Like You Can Never Unplug From Work? Here’s Why

By Logan Lafferty

With the advent of smart phones, it's now harder than ever to disconnect from work…A recent study done by the Mayo Clinic showed that being under constant pressure effects our body's natural fight-or-flight response to threats, which is only supposed to be for short-term, immediate stressors. If the stress-response system persistently remains active, it disrupts the body's natural processes, putting you at greater risk of developing heart disease, sleep or digestive problems, depression, obesity, memory impairment, and more.

 

Redbook by Lauren Le Vine

Tags: constant pressure, Redbook, Research, stress, stress-response system, Wellness

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