Study Shows that Working Overtime Leads to Heart Disease

Note to self: work is life but health is lifer!

According to Emily Reynolds of Metro, a study was published in the European Heart Journal stating that people who constantly work with longer hours leads to high risk of heart disease. Oh no!

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The study was done by tracking the conditions of 85,000 people, men and women, over the 10 year period. Take note, gathered subjects have no pre-existing heart ailments. With thorough research, it was reported that over 1,000 participants developed atrial fibrillation over the next 10 years and these participants have worked from more than 55 hours a week. That’s at least 11 hours of work per day! Now, that’s draining.

Atrial fibrillation is a condition where a person has an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate. If not prevented, it can get worse and might lead to stroke or heart failure.

Longer hours of work means making poorer lifestyle choices. And neglecting to take care of yourself leads to serious issues like heart disease, depression, anxiety, obesity, and alcoholism. Always make sure to live a balanced life. After all, health is still our top priority. If we’re sick, then how are we going to work for the life we wanted?

Heart failure is one of the top critical illness the Philippines has. Does that mean Filipinos are (super) hardworking? Let us know your thoughts on this.


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