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smoking can give you a heart attack

Smoking, stress and an unhealthy lifestyle can lead to heart attacks!! Here are people for whom a heart attack turned around their lives. They stopped smoking, started regular exercise and ate well balanced diets. Success stories of how they gave up smoking and took a healthy active lifestyle…

Hope it doesn’t take you a heart attack to give up smoking!

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Cigarettes and Alcohol consumption promote absenteeism!” – Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham).

Smoking and Alcohol lead to a 20 % absenteeism from work, every week!

With news that can spell doom for the corridor smokers, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India has found that smoking and alcohol consumption within corporate employees results in a 20% rate of absenteeism every week!

The study further stated that 29% of the corporate employees indulged in smoking and another 5% of them smoked and drank too, this despite being health conscious. Plus, with corporate employees indulging in such vices and falling sick due to them, this unhealthy choice of a lifestyle has been resulting in 20% absenteeism per week, which in turn has been leading to  losses of 70,000-80,000 million annually!  

The study further found that employees were literally losing sleep over high stress levels and the rise in demanding schedules that have now become a part and parcel of the corporate world. With 24% employees sleeping less than 6 hours a day, productivity levels have taken a hit ….. to read more click here

Smoking killsmokes, that you know! Second hand smoke can cause cancer that too, you knew! But did you know that third hand smoke can cause Cancer too! Bet you didn’t know that?

A recent study conducted in the US, found that third hand smoke clings onto surfaces, long after the cigarette has been smoked!, Third hand smoke, to be more specific, is the tobacco residue or tobacco specific nitrosamines (TSNA), which are formed when nicotine released into the air after smoking reacts with nitrous acids, a common compound!

Researchers suggested a good clean up of the smoking area, as smoking releases nicotine in the vapor form which is absorbed quickly by walls, floors, furniture, drapes, rugs etc. Nicotine tends to cling onto these surfaces for quite a long time! Researchers particularly warned against tobacco specific nitrosamines (TSNA) as they are the most active and potent of carcinogens to be found in tobacco smoke and tobacco!

The study revealed that infants and children were at high risk from the cancer causing nitrosamines which cling to indoor infrastructure, as they were most likely to pick it up from the floor or table tops. To know more, click here..

Boredom

How many times have you found yourself completely and utterly bored, be it at your workplace or home or any other place? Lots of times, right!

It may be due to the lack of stimulating work or plain disinterest on your part, it could even be the bland work environment for some or simply the lack of enthusiasm for some…. the reasons could be many, but the outcome is the same, Boredom!

For all those of us have used the catch phrase ‘I am bored to Death!’ on many occasions, here’s an eye opener! According to a study by a team of researchers at the University College London, it was found that 40% of the people who often complain of boredom are likely to die young of heart diseases and stroke, as opposed to those who were found to be satisfied and enthusiastic about their jobs.

The team of researchers who studied 7000 civil servants over a period of 25 years, found that boredom gave rise to activities such as smoking, drinking which threatened to cut short their life expectancy! The research group led by Martin Shipley, found that people who were stuck in a ‘boring’ routine usually got addicted to unhealthy activities such as smoking and drinking, as a means to break the routine! The survey also found that women were twice as more likely than men, to be affected by boredom. Even young employees with simple, plain, routine inducing jobs were asked to seek interests outside their jobs to avoid the life-threatening boredom!

So the next time you find yourself bored at work, try moving around a little, talking to your colleagues, indulge in your hobby if work permits etc… Do whatever you can to drive away that boredom for your life’s sake! Literally.

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