Researchers have found that working long hours could be putting your mental and physical health at serious risk.
A healthy work limit is 39 hours per week, study shows
“People who work more than 39 hours a week are putting their health at risk, new research from The Australian National University (ANU) has found.The research shows the work limit for a healthy life should be set at 39 hours a week instead of the 48-hour-week limit set internationally about 80 years ago.”
Does Working from Home Work? Evidence from a Chinese Experiment
“We report the results of a WFH experiment at CTrip, a 16,000- employee, NASDAQ-listed Chinese travel agency. Call center employees who volunteered to WFH were randomly assigned to work from home or in the office for 9 months. Home working led to a 13% performance increase, of which about 9% was from working more minutes per shift (fewer breaks and sick-days) and 4% from more calls per minute (attributed to a quieter working environment).”
Long Work Hours Linked to Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
“Working long hours-particularly 46 hours per week or more-may increase the long-term risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events such as heart attack. That’s the conclusion of a study in the March Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.”
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Written By: Jules Suzdaltsev