Work is good for your stress levels

Work is good for your stress levels

Work is good for your stress levels

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on May 27, 2014 at 3:58 PM

While national surveys indicate that work is a source of stress and family conflict, taking time off the job may not be the key to relaxation. A recent study shows that people appear to feel less stress at work than they do at home.

Penn State researchers measured levels of cortisol - a biological marker of stress - of 122 men and women throughout the week. The researchers also asked participants how they felt throughout the study.

The finding: participants had lower cortisol levels during the work day than they did at home.

Parents and child-less adults and men and women felt more relaxed on the job. Also, women, especially those without children, reported being happier while at work.

 

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