Burnout & You

Burnout is a key catalyst for chronic health issues such as:

  • weight gain
  • insomnia
  • sleep apnea
  • anxiety
  • heart disease
  • diabetes
  • increase in common infections
  • chronic fatigue
  • acute cardiac disease
  • increased mortality rates
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