Worker health and wellness



Long work hours may up your risk of high blood pressure: study

Quebec City, Quebec — Working more than 40 hours a week can increase your risk of both typical high blood pressure and masked hypertension – defined as a blood pressure reading that’s normal during a doctor’s office visit but high at home or elsewhere, results of a recent study by researchers in Canada show.
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Study links halting soda sales in workplaces to improved employee health

San Francisco — Some call it “soda.” Others prefer “pop.” In the South, it’s largely “Coke.” Whatever your name for sugary soft drinks, simply saying “no” to selling them in workplaces may help employees experience positive health outcomes such as weight loss and reduced cholesterol, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco say.
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