Hard work is essential for getting what you want out of life. However, if you work too hard, then this can put your health at risk. Studies have shown that people who work long hours are at a greater risk for developing depression, anxiety, musculoskeletal issues, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. There was also a study done in Sweden that showed that people who work between 60 and 80 hours per week are more likely to develop neurological conditions.
Both business owners and employees suffer when their health is poor. A company will likely not last long if the business owner is always out sick. Employees who are always missing work due to sickness will affect the productivity of the company. Furthermore, people who choose to come to work sick will not be as productive.
Not only are many people working long hours, but they are not taking the time out to properly recover. They do not take the time to do non-work related activities. Working long hours and not having a hobby is dangerous. This will lead to burn out and fatigue.
There are some things that employers can do to make sure that they keep their employees healthy. They need to encourage their employees to take naps. A 10 to 20 minute nap can help fight fatigue.
It is also important to educate people about sleep. A lack of sleep can lead to things like impaired judgment and irrational behavior. It can also increase the risk of health problems and workplace accidents.
Furthermore, people need to be encouraged to do things that counteract the effects of working too hard. This includes things such as following a healthy diet and exercising. Meditation can also help people combat the effects of working too much.
Americans know that hard work is necessary for being successful. However, you have to be mentally and physically healthy in order to live a fulfilling life.