The Choice: Slow Down or Blow Up

SINCE Theodore Roosevelt urged Americans to "work hard and play hard," the pace of U.S. business life has accelerated so furiously that most executives find it difficult to slow down under any circumstances. U.S. businessmen not only work harder than those of any other nation; medical records suggest that they also die oftener and younger from physical disorders caused by the trip-hammer pressures of competition. More than half the businessmen who come in for checkups at Boston's famed Lahey Clinic are so keyed up that they must...

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