Happiness at home can offset stress at work

Happiness at home can offset stress at work

Having a happy marriage may counteract some of the ill effects of a stressful job such as high blood pressure, researchers said on Friday.

They found that people in high-pressured jobs show a rise their average blood pressure over one year if they have a poor relationship with their spouse.

But the reverse is true for workers who have a caring marriage or relationship.

“People with both high job strain and low marital cohesion may benefit from having their blood pressure regularly assessed,” Dr. Sheldon W. Tobe, of the University of Toronto, said in the Journal of Hypertension.

Tobe and his team conducted the study to examine whether job factors and marriage quality — both of which have been shown separately to influence health — might interact to affect blood pressure.

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