Researchers at University College London have found that stressful working conditions interfere with the body's ability to deal with high-pressure situations, the Daily Telegraph reports. Company cogs under 50 with high workloads and little control over their situations had a 68% greater chance of succumbing to heart disease than more-relaxed counterparts, according to a study of 10,000 British civil servants.
The 12-year study also noticed that fast-paced working environments correlated with poor eating habits, high rates of smoking, and low physical fitness. What can office drones do to keep on ticking? It's nothing you haven't heard before: A British nurse recommends "keeping fit and active" to "reduce the risk of heart disease."