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Monday, May 24, 2010

Save your Heart

"All work and no play, makes Jack a very dull boy."

Working overtime is associated with more heart disease-what a surprise!   A recently published study in the European Heart Journal followed a large number of office workers and noted that while working up to an hour overtime/day increased the incidence of heart disease from 5.7 to 6.7 (an 18% increase) and working 3 hours overtime rocketed the rate to 8.3% (another 24% increase). (Lay version details available here.  
Yet another reason for us all to work hard but also to take time to stop and smell the roses (also to exercise, eat well, and visit a doctor on a regular basis).  No one can live forever, but still good to avoid those things known to shorten our time on this good earth. 

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