It’s been said, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” A new study shows maybe we should say, “All work and no play, will definitely NOT keep the doctor away.” A study in Occupational and Environmental Medicine may provide proof that overtime work and long hours lead to heart attacks.
They studied Japanese men forty to 80 years old who had suffered heart attacks. They compared these men to men who had not had heart problems.
Here’s what they discovered: You had a much higher risk of having a heart attack if you…
- Worked long hours
- Slept less at night, and
- If you took fewer days off
Men who slept five hours or less per night at least two days each week had two-to-three times the risk for a heart attack compared to men sleeping more!
Men who worked over 60 hours per week doubled their risk for a heart attack, compared to those working 40 hours or less weekly.
As someone wisely said, “No one ever lay on their death bed wishing they had spent more time at the office.” Isn’t it time to put your health and family first? The human body is amazingly complex yet also very simple. Even a roaring lion understands the need for resting under the shade tree. If you or someone you know needs to reduce stress and release tension via chiropractic wellness approaches, please contact us. Chiropractic works! If you have questions, please call us at (309) 692-6800!