With the economic conditions being what they are and companies laying off workers in large numbers, those who are left are expected to work harder to pick up the slack. The increased workload adds more stress to our already stressed-out lives.
Now, more than ever, it’s important to find ways to cope with job stress. If you are middle-aged and work in an environment where you have a lot of demands placed on you but little control over your work, your chances of having a stroke increase dramatically.
It may be tempting, especially for men, to define yourself by the work that you do, but it’s important to stay connected with the important people in your life and to have a life outside of your work. Get some exercise, do some volunteer work, or find a hobby you enjoy.