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How to Work Long Hours and Still Be Healthy, According to Science

How to Work Long Hours and Still Be Healthy, According to Science
By Geoffrey James
Published: September 28, 2017

As I've pointed out in previous columns, working long hours can be bad for both your health and your productivity. However, according to a recent study from the Academy of Management, working long hours won't necessarily damage your health, providing you're doing it for the right reasons.

Researchers at Simon Frasier University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte surveyed 1,277 workers at a large international financial consulting firm, measuring their work hours and asking them to rate on a 1 to 5 scale their agreement with statements like:

• "I feel guilty when I am not working on something."
• "I put myself under pressure with self-imposed deadlines when I work."
• "It is hard for me to relax when I am not working."
• "At my job, I feel strong and vigorous."
• "I am enthusiastic about my job."
• "When I am working, I forget everything else around me."

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