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Hard Work While Fatigued Affects Blood Pressure
June 26, 2008
A new study in the July issue of the International Journal of Psychophysiology finds that when fatigued individuals perceive a task as being achievable and worth doing, they increase their effort to make up for their diminished capability due to fatigue. As a result, blood pressure tends to rise and remain elevated until the task is either completed or the individual stops trying because they think success is impossible or too difficult to be justified.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
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