A lot of unemployed people are settling for any job they can get, and in many cases, this means cooking fast food or being a waitress or waiter in a restaurant. If this is your first job that involves shift work, it can be tiring–but is it DANGEROUS? Is it bad for your health?
A recent study found that shift work at a young age is associated with elevated long-term cortisol levels and increased blood pressure. Previous studies have shown that long-term elevated cortisol levels lead to increased abdominal obesity, hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular risk.