Working more than 55 hours a week is dangerous to your health

Over at our sister site Career Purgatory some questions have been raised about when to consider it may be time to quit for your health.

A study was published in the European Heart Journal. This was conducted on 85,500 British and Scandinavian people and it was determined that those who worked long hours we drastically likely to end up with atrial fibrillation.

  • People who work long hours are 40% more likely to suffer an irregular heartbeat
  • Long shifts were already known to increase the risk of stroke 
  • Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disturbance 
Atrial fibrillation can lead to stroke, heart failure and even dementia.
Being asked to work the weekend might feel horrible

 

…but it looks like it might be down right dangerous to your health. See the full article HERE.