Go Home on Time! Working Long Hours Increases Your Risk of Stroke

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[Extract] Australia is in the bottom third of OECD countries when it comes to working long hours, with 13% of us clocking up 50 hours or more a week in paid work.

These long hours are bad for our health. A new study from France has found that regularly working long days of ten hours or more increases our risk of having a stroke.

Other research has found that employees who work long work hours are likely to have poorer mental health and lower-quality sleep.

Long working hours have also been shown to increase likelihood of smoking, excessive drinking, and weight gain.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2019


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