Working Too Much is Bad for Your Heart!

After following 6000 British male and female civil servants who were free of coronary heart disease (CHD) at the beginning of the study for about 11 years, investigators report that those who worked 3-4 extra hours per day faced a 60% increase in risk of heart disease, compared to those who didn’t work any overtime. No increased risk was seen in those who worked only 1-2 hours of overtime.

PositiveTip: Maintaining work-life balance is vital to both short-term and long-term wellness and longevity.