‘Boss Bashing’ is Good for the Heart – and it’s fun too!

November 24, 2009

Swedish researchers from the University of Stockholm have published a report which shows that putting your boss in his/her place is a great way to prevent a work/stress related heart attack.

The Independent reports that…

“The finding backs up research which has shown that “covert copers” – those who suffer in silence – have worse health than those who confront their tormentors. People who bottle things up show signs of high blood pressure and heart disease and are more likely to go off sick.

[T]hose who persistently bottled up their anger rather than expressing it openly were more than twice as likely to suffer from heart attacks or heart disease.”

Those who stood up to their boss had better blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, a more healthy BMI and made better lovers. OK, we made the better lover thing up – but we bet they do!

So there you have it, if you want to stay healthy at work – BASH YOUR BOSS!

But if you want to stay employed wear a balaclava.

*It’s also worth noting that the Independent page entitled “Stressed at work? Shout at your boss.” regularly has problems due to the amount of traffic that it receives – so if you want to slap your boss about you can rest assured that you’re not alone.


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