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How Working Long Hours Is Dangerous To Your Health

Article by Mari
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Posted: July 01, 2019

Working over 10 hours a day for 50 days a year could increase the likelihood of you getting a stroke. According to American Heart Association’s journal “Stroke”, working such hours increases your chances of having a stroke.

A study conducted by CONSTANCES, a French population based study group started in 2012, collected data on age (18-69), sex, smoking and work hours from 143,592 participants. Risk of heart disease and stroke information was also collected.

The researchers found that the group that worked long hours at least 10 hours for more than 50 days a year had a higher likelihood of a stroke. Those who worked like this for more than 10 years had an even higher chance of getting a stroke. They had a 45% chance of a stroke.

The chances of strokes are even higher under such working conditions are even higher for people under the age of 50. Lifestyles and type of work also factor into the chances of having a stroke. In addition, other studies have suggested that irregular shifts, night work and job strain may be responsible for unhealthy work conditions. To increase your health and reduce high blood pressure, high cholesterol make sure that you exercise for at least half an hour each day. Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.

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