Saturday, June 16, 2012

Hazards are Often Working Overtime

Spending time at the office late into the night for the health effect. In a study revealed that workers who work 11 hours per day at higher risk for depression than those who work standard hours, which is about 7-8 hours per day. The results of this research adds another list of the adverse effects of overtime work to health.

1. Depression
Recent studies have shown that people who regularly work overtime are more prone to depression. This is partly because of long working hours mean that short time to spend taking care of your family and yourself.
2. Too much sitting
Whose jobs require them to sit behind a desk should be aware that sedentary lifestyle is hazardous to health. Quite a lot of research suggesting that too many people sitting at higher risk for diabetes, obesity, cancer, or heart attack. People who sit too much, though they take the time to exercise, but at higher risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes or fatty liver.
3. Lack of sleep
A study shows people who work long hours tend to have lower sleep quality. The impact of sleep deprivation by itself is well documented, such as reduced concentration, weight gain, irritability, cardiovascular disease, and many more.
4. Cardiovascular problems
Study in 2010 said, people who work 10 hours or more per day at higher risk for cardiovascular disease such as hypertension or heart attack. Results of analysis of a study of 6,000 British civil servants, published in European Heart Journal online edition said, people who often work overtime to spend 10 to 11 hours a day at higher risk of heart disease.
5. Stress
A quarter of people surveyed said that the work is a stressor (stressor) within their lifetime. In the short term stress, will trigger the body to produce hormones that will increase blood pressure, heart rate and blood sugar.
6. Eye strain
Staring at a computer screen all day is a major cause eye strain. Symptoms of these conditions vary from headaches, dry eyes, or blurred vision. But it was not just people who work with computers are familiar with this disease. The driver must drive a vehicle in a long time experience as well.
7. Dementia
The study, published in 2009 showed that those who workaholic at a young age is more prone to develop dementia at the age of old. The study, published in The American Journal of Epidemiology that found that employees who work more than 55 hours a week of having problems with memory, reasoning, and vocabulary. These issues are even more severe with continued increase in the number of hours they worked.


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