Friday, October 26, 2007

Real Age: Work Buddies

Here's the Tip of the Day from

All About MEN: Work Buddies Can Be Life Savers
Are you a man with a never-satisfied boss, cranky
clients, and a mile-long to-do list?

Time for the buddy system. Constant job strain is a
major blood pressure booster in men (less so in women,
for some reason). But having a few hang-in-there cronies
helps offset the effect. Time for a group hug (or at least
lunch with your office favorites).
Gender Bender
In a study of white-collar workers, work stress had a
major impact on men's blood pressure, but it seemed to
have less impact on the blood pressure of women.
Regardless, male or female, the effect of job stress on
blood pressure was negligible when there were
commiserating coworkers around.

Are you stressed? Here are some common physical

Tame the Tension
Just like the daily grind of the office wears you down, the
constant force of high blood pressure against the walls of
your arteries can wear out their elasticity. The more
pressure, the faster the elastic goes. Not what you want,
because flexible arteries are less vulnerable to nicks, tears,
and other signs of wear that come with aging.

What's considered high blood pressure? Find out here.

Beat Stress on the Cheap
Just breathe right. Here's how.

RealAge Benefit
Keeping your blood pressure at
115/76 mm Hg can make your RealAge as much as 12 years

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