How Losing Your Job can Lead to a Heart Attack

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

Losing a job can dampen your spirit. Whether you’re laid-off or fired, being in the ranks of the jobless can make you feel insecure. You don’t need any research to tell you that.

But did you know that losing a job is not only bad for your finances, but also for your heart?

Elizabeth Cohen, CNN’s Senior Medical Respondent reports a new study showing that losing a job can increase your risk of having a heart attack. As ridiculous as it may sound, getting laid off over and over again can be just as bad for you as smoking.


One study compared people who got laid off with those who never got laid off.

The increase in heart risk is most likely due to the stress that comes with unemployment. So if you think going to work is already stressful, think again.

Have you ever been laid-off? Would you agree with experts saying that NOT going to work is actually more stressful than going to work?