April is Stress Awareness Month, but what happens if you are stressed 9 till 5? Some careers are intrinsically more stressful than others, but they are not always the jobs you might expect. Chronic long-term stress can lead to high blood pressure, which increases the risk of a heart attack and stroke. Some jobs are inherently stressful, but for many people it’s how they deal with potentially difficult situations that is most important.
London Medical Laboratory’s latest research looked at what people told us about their work-related stress
levels. Using data from our Heart Health Profile blood test, their feedback was then combined with the
incidence of heart problems and mental health research in different professions. The results are very
revealing and, in some cases, quite surprising. (This list excludes roles in the armed services and