Hard Physical Labor and Health

For decades we got boosted with the concept that more physical work is equal to a more fit life. Very recently we spotted in news that experts are thinking about working in office on treadmills instead of stationary desks to avoid the sedentary type lifestyle of employees. This may help keep the heart disease risks away (LINK). What makes me both  love and hate medical science is its always confusing nature. What we knew yesterday, doctors might say something opposite tomorrow. With that much of introduction let me dive in the topic I am discussing here today- recently studies found that people who do physically demanding type labor jobs are more prone to get a heart attack or stroke, although the answer why such happens is yet not known.

Some believe, it might be because such group of people have lot of stress at work and are financially weak (hence they can’t access health care); although to some extent that might be true but what sounds most weird is how can so much physically active individuals get strokes or heart attacks when sedentary-obese type lifestyle was the prime accused before. Hope, in future the scientific explanations of such associations will unfold but if we try exploring our common sense it might say that too much of anything is bad i.e. nor too sedentary life is good neither too much of physical activity is good – may be an adjusted lifestyle in between somewhere is best although not always possible in real life.

A labourer of Agame
A labourer of Agame

You may share your opinions below in the comments section. For all your health concerns please be guided by your healthcare provider. Please cross check information from other sources too. Reference: http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=675490


3 thoughts on “Hard Physical Labor and Health”

  1. actually the physically demanding jobs tend to be poor overall having little education beyond basics, or job oppertunties are scarce and hence people have to take labor intensive jobs, also diet has more to do with heart disease then laborious work (tho such work is hardly desirable for other reasons besides physical health and the hours tend to be very long too) it has been suggested by some researchers like mit, for example that low sun exposure (sunscreen protected) low fat diets high carb diets (especially low nutrient dense carbs)and nutritional deficiencies like vitad3, iron (for women with heavys)and other nutrients like zinc, magnesium, and chromium (gtf factor) contribute heavily to plaque buildup,cholesterol sulfate is so important to our brains hearts liver and muscles and immune function that our bodies will accumulate plaque in order to make private supplies of cholesterol sulfate and even rob other parts of the body to get the cholesterol sulfate like our joints (arthritis anyone?) or stomachs which has high amounts of choelsterol sulfate, and immune cells, (colitis and crohns disease?) so laborious work is only associated with heart disease simply because these same tend to be nutrient defient due to poor income variables and lack of accurate health infor. but I have to save it is a sad thing when one’s economic status determines ones quality of life and health outcomes. shameful that anyone has to live a laborious life with little returns on investment(unless by choice which it seldom is)


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