Working A 10-hour Day Increases Your Stroke Risk, Study Finds
As if the warm summer weather wasn’t enough incentive for you to take a break from work, these new findings might just do the trick. According to a French study published in the American Heart Association’s journal, Stroke, working 10-hour days can increase your chance of having a stroke. The studyPosted — Updated
Those who reported working 10 hours or more had a 29% greater risk of having a stroke in their lifetime, while those who did so for 10 years or more had a 45% greater chance of stroke.
While she’s calling for further examination into this, there is some immediate action that can be taken.
“As a clinician, I will advise my patients to work more efficiently and plan to follow my own advice,” she said.
Side Effects Of Working Overtime
And a telltale sign that you’re working too much, according to Simon, is when your “free time” becomes difficult to enjoy.
“Watch out for the moment you can’t enjoy your time off of work,” Simon told Healthline. “If work’s all-consuming, it’s not healthy.”
What’s Bad For The Body Is Bad For Business
“After five months employees experimenting with deliberate periodic rest were more satisfied with their jobs, more likely to envision a long-term future at the company, more content with their work-life balance and prouder of their accomplishments,” the study revealed.
So, about that vacation … it’s time to take one, don’t you think?
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