Attention workaholics: How many hours can you clock each week before your heart pays a price?
Answer: A. When researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Centers and the University of St Thomas in Houston analyzed data on more than 1,900 people, they found that among people who worked 45 hours per week for a decade or more, each additional hour meant greater risk of heart disease. Risk climbed 16 percent when people put in 55 hours and 35 percent for 60 hours.
WOW! This should be a wakeup call! Americans are hardworking and often put in way more than the 45 hours noted here. One tip to help on those longer days – get up every hour and take 3 deep breaths and walk around your office, in the corridor or outside for at least a couple of minutes. You will feel refreshed and able to concentrate better for the next hour.
Give you heart a rest – it deserves it!!
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