How Working Longer Than 8 Hours May Be a Health Risk

by Sarah Jio, Glamour
Maybe forward this one to your boss: According to a new study, working longer than eight hours could be bad for your health. Read on, for your excuse to leave right now.

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Have you been at work longer than eight hours today? If so, it might be time to pry yourself away from your desk, if you can. Finnish researchers say that those who work longer than eight hours a day, consistently, have as much as an 80 percent increased risk for heart disease.

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How does this happen? The experts say that long days create the unhealthy trifecta that can mess with your health: spikes in stress, increase in blood pressure, and unhealthy diets. And, this major study isn't one to ignore as it compiled data from workers all the way back to 1958!

Do you typically work more than eight hours a day? What time do you usually leave for home?

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