Long working hours are often seen as an unavoidable part of modern office life – perhaps even viewed as a badge of honor in certain cultures. However, far from just disrupting life balance,research suggests1 that working excessive hours may raise the risk of heart disease.
“Compared to those who averaged 45 hours a week for 10 years or more, the risk of heart disease was 16% higher among those who worked 55 hours a week and 35% higher among those who worked 60 hours a week.”
For details of the study, and how it may affect you, read the full article here.
1SOURCE: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, news release, March 3, 2016
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