Hard Work Leads to Dementia

According to a new survey published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sport, hard physical work is bad for you and can lead to early dementia.

Bricklayers, road diggers and packers are 55% more likely to develop Alzheimers than office workers.

It seems that hard physical work is the wrong type of exercise. It wears down the heart, joints and muscles. It seems that the harder you work the more risk you have of developing dementia and having a shorter life.

There are two types of exercise, i.e. the physical exercise you do during your spare time and the exercise you get from physical work. The former is good for you and the latter is bad for you.

Those office workers who use their company’s Sports and Social Club are far more likely to benefit from exercise than those who do hard, physical work for the company.

CraicOn Comment

I knew instinctively that hard work was bad for you. That’s why I have been avoiding it for years. Now I have been proved right by the scientists. So, I can now look forward to a long life free of dementia.

Unfortunately too many of my friends are hard workers and so not many of them may be around to share my last few years with – and those that are still around may not be compis mentis enough to have a conversation with.

If anyone ever tells you that everything comes from hard work, just say to them ‘including dementia’ and a shorter life.

John Lennon’s advice

My inspiration comes more from John Lennon’s Beatles song ‘Girl’ which has the lyrics:-

“Was she told when she was young that pain would lead to pleasure,

Did she understand it when they said

That a man must break his back to earn his day of leisure

Will she understand it when he’s dead.”

It seems that John Lennon was even more ahead of his time than I am.

Now that I’ve finished this article I can put my feet up again and just let the health benefits ooze through me.

You should do the same.