Work Less - Stay Healthy !

Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2009 07:02 pm
a study has shown that working more than 55 hours a week is not healthy and may lead to dimentia !



Long working hours may raise the risk of mental decline and possibly dementia, research suggests.

The Finnish-led study was based on analysis of 2,214 middle-aged British civil servants.

It found that those working more than 55 hours a week had poorer mental skills than those who worked a standard working week.

The American Journal of Epidemiology study found hard workers had problems with short-term memory and word recall.

“ This should say to employers that insisting people work long hours is actually not good for your business ”
Professor Cary Cooper
University of Lancaster

never told my boss that working fewer hours would be good for business - just made sure that i never overdid the overtime bit . usually took the extra hours worked off whenever possible - i knew what was good for the business even before the study came out !
i should apply for an increased pension for having had so much foresight !
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Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2009 07:46 pm
I don't think its the number of hours worked so much as it is:

general mental and physical health to start with
total amount of sleep
proper exercise
proper diet
total time spent commuting
how much you like your job
how much your job suits you
how much support and understanding you get from others at your job
how much support and understanding you get from friends and family
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