A high chance of getting a promotion at the office could not only provide a boost for your career, but can also help improve your heart health, a new study by researchers at University College London reveals.
The researchers looked into the employment histories of more than 4,700 civil servants in Whitehall over a period of 15 years and found that those who worked in departments that had high rates of promotion were at a 20 percent lower risk of developing heart problems compared to those who worked in departments that rarely handed out promotions.
"Put together with a large body of other literature there is little question that, for individuals, achieving higher socioeconomic position is good for health. Promotion is one mechanism of upward social mobility. Upward social mobility is good for health", lead researcher Sir Michael Marmot said.