The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Fighting Back at Work Is Good for Your Health!

Jul 20, 2015

The stress brought on by bosses can elevate levels of hormones called glucocorticoids. These hormones can lead to a myriad of health issues: obesity, cardiovascular problems, ulcers, even the common cold. This came from a study from Georgetown University.

Of course, workers don’t need a study to tell them what they already know and live. But another study offers a way to NOT get stressed out and sick because of the boss and the job. This study out of Ohio demonstrated that workers who stand up for themselves when they are treated badly at work beat the stress. While workers who stayed quiet succumbed to stress and were less heathy.

So doctors’ orders: Fight back ... it’s healthy!