Well Being

Stress Study: Working May Be Hazardous to Your Health

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With jobs few and far between these days, many of those who are fortunate enough to be employed are forced to work long hours – sometimes seven days a week. And there's more bad news: Not only are you missing out on your beauty sleep, but working for more than 10 hours a day also might be hazardous to your health.

A joint study done at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and University College of London has shown that people who work more than 10 hours a day are 60% more likely to develop heart disease or have a heart attack than those who work only seven hours a day. But the reasons aren't totally clear. It might be because workaholics have less time to relax and focus on themselves. And it's not just those with high-stress jobs who are at risk – you'll hurt your heart even if you're working more than 10 hours a day at a stress-free job.

So schedule that pedicure for Friday afternoon and tell the boss you've got an appointment. You'll be doing a favor to more of your body than just your feet.

via CNN

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