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Dear MEL Topic Readers,
How overwork is literally killing us
How many hours do you usually work a week? The most typical work hour is eight hours a day, five days a week, so it’s 40 hours a week. If you work six days a week, the figure increases to 48 hours, and if you work nine hours for six days, it’ll be 54 hours. That seems to be as long as you should be working a week for a long time to avoid increasing pressure on your body, brain, and heart. Studies by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) point out that long working hours are killing three-quarters of a million people from coronary heart disease and stroke. In fact, the figure is higher than the number of people who are dying from the flu or Malaria each year. The problem is that while heart diseases are hard to recognize or detect, they are fatal to your career and life.
Read the article and review your work schedule to balance your work and wellness.