Workplace Stress

I am preparing a lecture on wellness for anesthesiologists and anesthetists attending my continuing medical education (CME) meeting this weekend in Laguna Beach CA.

In looking for pictures illustrating “operating room stress” on Google, one of my previous posts was high on the search list.  So, I’ll repeat it here below:

In an operating room: high stress… you never know when you’re going to eat… and when you do get 10 min to scarf something down, this is what you find in the lounge!

A recent study shows that people with high-stress jobs (particularly when they have little control over their environment) were more likely to be obese. But here’s the catch – the less people with the stressful jobs exercised and the more they watched TV, the heavier they were!

Now, TV and “chillin’”  may be relaxing after a tough day, but taking a walk can be relaxing too – and much better for ones’ health!

And too much TV watching is associated with an early death!




Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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