Is being a workaholic killing You? See What Recent Study Says….

So this article will explain u about your mental health & what occurs if you are a workaholic. Is too much work really killing you, overloaded work, impact of work on health!

We already know that working too much can cause burnout, but a new study by the World Health Organization and the International Labor Organization has quantified it. The study showed that people who work 55 hours a week or more have a 35% increased risk of stroke, and a 17% increased risk of dying from ischemic heart disease 

A recent study quoted:
1.Working over 55 hours is associated with an increased risk of death.
2.But experts say that a certain number of hours worked doesn’t always mean someone is overworked.
3.Instead, they say to look for signs that work is exhausting you and affecting your health.
4.If you’re in a job that is negatively impacting your health, there are ways to improve your mental health even if you don’t switch jobs.

The study was a global analysis of workers of different ages, backgrounds and occupations in 154 countries, using data collected from 1970 to 2018. Comparing data from 2000 to 2016, the number of deaths from heart disease due to working long hours increased by 42%, and from stroke by 19%.

In a news release published by the WHO regarding the study, the organization said the findings come as the pandemic continues to “shine a spotlight” on managing working hours.

So protecting yourself from overwork can quite literally be a matter of life and death. During the pandemic, going to work was made more dangerous by a lethal virus for many in-person essential workers. But even for the work-from-home set, this is a serious problem.

Teleworking has become the norm in many industries, often blurring the boundaries between home and work. In addition, many businesses have been forced to scale back or shut down operations to save money, and people who are still on the payroll end up working longer hours,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, the WHO director-general, in a prepared statement.

That means the dangers of being overworked are real for most, if not all of us. It’s time to take a closer look at what overworking feels like, and how to protect yourself from its worst impacts.


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Subin Joshua
Author: Hi there, my name is Subin Joshua, and I am a Medical student. I grew up in a family of teachers and know that being a social worker is my calling. My passion for helping others has been evident in my involvement in helping the poor and needy for the last three years. Through those experiences, I have learned to interact with a diverse group of people, which has increased my ability to relate to others.