Checking Emails May Harm Your Heart

by VR Sreeraman on  May 25, 2012 at 6:06 PM Lifestyle News
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Constant checking of emails could have a negative effect on your heart as it is likely to increase your stress levels, suggests a study.
 Checking Emails May Harm Your Heart
Checking Emails May Harm Your Heart

Scientists who attached heart rate monitors to office workers found they remained in a state of "high alert" throughout the day if they had constant access to email.

But those told they had their manager's permission to not check their messages for up to five days at a time had much healthier heart rates, Daily Mail reported Thursday.

Researchers who carried out the study, at the University of California Irvine, are calling for employers to consider implementing email "holidays" to preserve workers' health, the newspaper said.

According to some estimates, more than 200 billion e-mails are sent across the internet every day. But while they may have improved communication speeds, there have been concerns that electronic messaging is detrimental to both physical and mental health.

Source: IANS

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