So a new study shows that being under stress at work can make you more likely to get type 2 diabetes.
Well no shit.
Publishing a study that work stress increases diabetes risk brings out the ire in me because all it does is confirm something that we
“People who reported high levels of job strain–weighing factors like tight deadlines, conflicting demands, or too much to do–were 45 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes during a 13-year follow-up than those in calmer environments.”
In other words, before anyone goes off the deep end and thinks a lean marathon runner will all of a sudden develop type 2 diabetes, think again. These office workers’ lifestyles are changing even more than their bodies. The less healthy lifestyle feeds into the stressed work place which causes more bad lifestyle choices, and the circle continues.
So the best lesson I can possibly say this study teaches is this:
So now that everyone is scared (again) of getting type 2 diabetes, and now that the link between stress and type 2 diabetes Is even clearer, I pose this question to you.
You now have another frightening reason to change. You already knew stress, weight gain, and therefore diabetes were linked. You now get to say that you have almost a 50% greater chance than non-stressed out workers of getting type 2 diabetes IF YOU LET WORK STRESS DRIVE YOU TO EAT SHIT AND NEVER EXERCISE
It may help to remind you that there is someone out there with a worse job than you, with more kids than you, who makes less money than you, who has over all a sadder life story than you, who is managing to exercise and eat right.
This is study is just a warning. It’s really warning number 104,653 because we already knew we needed to work out more and eat better. Perhaps this one will be our wake up call.