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Linked: Long working hours killing 745,000 people a year, study finds

So let me ask you, is what you do at work worth taking years off your life? Research continues to indicate that long work hours do a lot more than leave us feeling burned out, they are actually leading to earlier deaths.

“The research found that working 55 hours or more a week was associated with a 35% higher risk of stroke and a 17% higher risk of dying from heart disease, compared with a working week of 35 to 40 hours.


The study, conducted with the International Labour Organization (ILO), also showed almost three quarters of those that died as a result of working long hours were middle-aged or older men.


Often, the deaths occurred much later in life, sometimes decades later, than the long hours were worked.”

Is your job worth the higher risk of stroke and heart disease later in life? Is what your employees do on a weekly basis worth taking years off their lives?

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