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Being Bored is Bad for Your Health

Experts say there’s a possibility that the more bored you are, the more likely you are to die early.


Researchers analyzed questionnaires completed between 1985 and 1988 by more than 7,500 London civil servants. The civil servants were asked if they had felt bored at work during the previous month. The researchers then tracked down how many of the participants had died by April 2009.

Those who reported they had been very bored were two and a half times more likely to die of a heart problem than those who hadn’t reported being bored.

USA Today February 11, 2010
International Journal of Epidemiology April 2010

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