Science Finally Says We Should Never Work 40 Hours A Week

Researchers have found that working long hours could be putting your mental and physical health at serious risk.

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A healthy work limit is 39 hours per week, study shows
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-02-healthy-limit-hours-week.html
“People who work more than 39 hours a week are putting their health at risk, new research from The Australian National University (ANU) has found.The research shows the work limit for a healthy life should be set at 39 hours a week instead of the 48-hour-week limit set internationally about 80 years ago.”

Does Working from Home Work? Evidence from a Chinese Experiment
http://www.nber.org/papers/w18871
“We report the results of a WFH experiment at CTrip, a 16,000- employee, NASDAQ-listed Chinese travel agency. Call center employees who volunteered to WFH were randomly assigned to work from home or in the office for 9 months. Home working led to a 13% performance increase, of which about 9% was from working more minutes per shift (fewer breaks and sick-days) and 4% from more calls per minute (attributed to a quieter working environment).”

Long Work Hours Linked to Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.cbia.com/news/hr-safety/long-work-hours-linked-to-higher-risk-for-cardiovascular-disease/
“Working long hours-particularly 46 hours per week or more-may increase the long-term risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events such as heart attack. That’s the conclusion of a study in the March Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.”
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