10 Ways Your Job Can Hurt Your Heart

Is your job hurting your heart? Some occupations are riskier than others.

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Your job, your heart

by Amanda Gardner

Although most people don't think of heart disease as an occupational hazard, certain characteristics of your job may be upping your risk for heart attacks and other problems.

Some work-related factors—such as sitting long hours at a desk, stress, irregular work hours, and exposure to certain chemicals or pollution—could also harm your heart.

Here are some jobs and job characteristics that could be upping your risk—and what to do about it.

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