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Friday, February 23, 2018

The proven dangers of excessive hard work for health

The people who work all their strength, thereby causing damage to their own health, both physical and psychological. First excessive hard work affects the well-being of women workaholics. This is evidenced by the results of a new study conducted by experts from Denmark and the USA.

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The experts gathered information about the work of employees of various companies from 1996 to 2006, and drew special attention to those employees who played a key role in the promotion of their organization — they either worked especially hard or dedicated work for the good of the company more time. As it turned out, this “best workers” faced with the additional risk of many health problems. Especially explicitly this dependence is manifested among the women — if they worked 10 percent harder counterparts, it increases the risk of serious injuries by about 6.4 percent, the risk of developing severe depression — 2.5 percent, the risk of hospitalization in connection with heart attack or stroke by 15%, and so on.

This is not the first study, the authors came to the conclusion that spending too much time and effort to work can be harmful, especially for women. In June of this year, other experts presented their work, which collected information on 7,5 thousand people and found that women working more than 40 and especially more than 50 hours a week (whether physical or mental work) are often more susceptible to such diseases as diabetes, arthritis and heart disease.

Thus defined “side effects” is not only too intense but too boring job. As recently discovered by experts from the University of Florida, monotonous work and mess in the workplace in the long term have a negative impact on human cognitive abilities.

In turn, the specialists of the Institute of psychology at Washington came to the conclusion that in certain circumstances, the immersion in the work can not cause depression, but rather to save people from it, because it will allow you to escape from gloomy thoughts.


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