Jobs that can help ward off Alzheimer's
Believe it or not, holding a steady job can be good for your health.
More specifically, recent studies are showing that certain jobs have been proven to help prevent Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's is a brain disorder. It is characterized as a chronic neurodegenerative disease, and it tends to get worse over time.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 83,000 people die every year from the disease.
A new study from the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center has found a Western diet of red meat, processed food and sugar all can contribute to Alzheimer's development.
However, they also found jobs that are mentally complex in nature can help to offset the effects of the diet.
Examples of "mentally complex" jobs that help fend off the disease include lawyers, teachers and engineers.
On the other hand, jobs that helped the least included laborers, cashiers and machine operators.
This isn't to say people with less complex jobs cannot use other methods to ward off the disease. Your brain can still be challenged by activities outside of work, like crosswords or Sudoku puzzles.