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When you're stressed at work, it really seems to permeate your whole life, doesn't it? It impacts your physical health as well as your behavioral and psychological well-being. It can make you irritable. It can keep you up at night. And it can cause physical changes, such as high blood pressure and weight gain. In 2012, for instance, a study found more than half of nurses in the U.S. were obese, with those working long shifts and those working desk jobs most at risk of gaining weight. Job burnout is also associated with high levels of stress hormones, diabetes, disordered eating, heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and sleep disorders.

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