When you’re offered the opportunity to work overtime hours—do you focus on the cash in your pocket or the risk to your health? While an occasional lengthy work day can boost your career as well as your bank account, a new study from University College, in London, England reveals that all work and no play (or downtime) can have major disadvantages on your health…
1. Increased Risk of Stroke
According to the London scientists working in excess comes with health problems. The University of London researchers linked working longer than a normal hours to an increased risk of stroke.
For instance, those who worked work 55-hours per week or more increased their stroke risk by 33-percent. The scientists also noted that stroke risk increases even more with every hour of overtime worked in excess of a normal 40-hour work week.