“Working 35 to 40 hours per week is the maximum for a human being to tackle with the health. More than those hours will increase the risk of heart stroke,” said London experts.
The study is conducted on 603,838 men and women from Europe, the US, and Australia, in a very detailed procedure, to give the accurate information to the world.
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"Health professionals should be aware that working long hours is associated with a significantly increased risk of stroke, and perhaps also coronary heart disease," said one of the researchers Mika Kivimaki, professor of epidemiology at University College London.
40 hours is maximum time, employees are supposed to work, to be safe. The number of hours increasing after 40, will make you that nearer to death diseases. To put in figures:
41 to 48 hours of work - 10 percent higher risk of stroke
49 to 54 hours - 27 percent increased risk of stroke
More than 55 hours - 33 percent risk of stroke
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The officials involved in the research did a systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies and unpublished individual-level data examining the effects of longer working hours on cardiovascular disease up to August 20, 2014.
This is not a regular come and go research, which can just be read and forget. It is the result of a number of days research on the lakhs of people. However, many companies are concerned about their employees’ health and thus ‘work 5 days a week’ scheme is being implemented.
On the other hand, it would be better if the government comes forward and implement the concerned law strictly, which does not allow any company, to make its employees work for more than 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week.
When the company is concerned about the employees and their health, the employees will obviously concern about their companies and in fact such company has a right option to question their employees, if they are found guilty. Needless to say, such employee caring companies have every chance to perform better and prosper.