Entrepreneurship is good for your health*

Sure it may be stressful, but running your own business is hardly ever boring. In light of a recent study released by University College London that claims that boredom may lead to early death, the hectic lifestyle entrepreneurs lead may actually be good for them. As Gawker reports, researchers surveyed 7,500 London civil servants between 1985 and 1988 and asked them if they had felt bored at work during the previous month. The researchers then tracked down the civil servants in April 2009 to see how many of the participants had died. Those who reported they had been “very bored” were two and a half times more likely to die of a heart-related issue than those who didn’t report being bored. As one physician explains, “Someone who is bored may not be motivated to eat well, exercise, and have a heart-healthy lifestyle.”

* Inc. Magazine


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