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Did You Know…Not All Low Paying Jobs Are Low Stress

Is your job stressing you out? If you’re looking for a career change, you may want to consider checking out this list.

After reviewing 200 careers, CareerCast.com>, compiled a list of the most and least stressful jobs based on 11 stress factors (i.e. environmental conditions, physical demands, travel, own life at risk, etc.) Researchers found that people with the least stressful careers were often provided with positive feedback. Under such conditions, these people were generally content. Interestingly, the opposite is true for the most stressful careers. While people with stressful jobs are typically not content, the chances are much higher that they’ll get paid more.

Would you guess a photojournalist made the least stressful or most stressful list? How about a public relations executive? What you read may surprise you.

Stress can also affect you physically

We’ve all heard the claim that constant stress can affect your 2physical well-being in addition to your mental health.

A recent New York Times article discussed the science behind how elevated levels of cortisol (aka “the stress hormone”) lead to the body developing a resistance, which can then make you more susceptible to illness.

This is why Dr. Yagoda believes it is important to educate her patients on lifestyle changes, including stress management, for whole-body wellness.

See more on Dr. Yagoda’s Faecebook Page.