11/14/2012 03:10 pm ET

Female Executives Are Breaking Ceilings, But Their Health Is Not A Priority

It is hard to go to Pilates when you are trying to be super woman. According to new data collected by Macleans, women at the top of their fields are putting their health at risk. They are more prone to the high level of stress-related illnesses of executives and CEOs but unlike their male colleagues, women, for the most part, have more stress at home.

Upper-income women are now prime candidates for stress-related diseases, according to the British government’s new Health and Safety Statistics Report. It found far higher rates of work-related stress for women than men, higher rates for middle-aged workers (ages 35 to 54), and the highest rates in managerial and professional jobs for both genders.

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