Unhappiness on the job can really be a pain in the . . . back. Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine found that employees unhappy in their work were 250 percent more likely to suffer back injuries, Self magazine reports. Before handing in your two weeks notice, Self suggests, try exercise, which can ease job stress and back pain.
Period of adjustment
If you're planning to quit smoking, women, do it right after your menstrual period, not before. Peggy O'Hara, an associate professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine, says nicotine withdrawal symptoms such as irritability and anxiety mimic premenstrual tensions, so giving up cigarettes at that point in the cycle sets women up for failure by increasing their discomfort.