According to a study on Medical News Today, people who work long hours may suffer from several health-related consequences.

“We found workaholics--defined by those working more than 50 hours per week--were more likely to have reduced physical well-being, measured by skipped meals. Also, we found that workaholism was associated with reduced mental well-being as measured by a self-reported depression score,” says researcher Sarah Asebedo, a doctoral student from Kansas State University.

But there is more to the problem than just the link between workaholism and poor health. Digging deeper into the issue, researchers used Gary S. Becker’s Theory of the Allocation of Time to understand why employees still choose to work overtime in the office even with the knowledge that their long hours could compromise their health.

From their analysis, they hypothesize that workaholics spend more time in the office because doing so helps them accumulate more money and gives them less opportunities to squander their wealth. The higher their income, the more likely they are to push themselves.

Although working overtime does have its perks, it’s also important to give time to other aspects of your life, such as your family and yourself. Don’t forget to give yourself some “me time” so you can relax and eventually prep yourself for another round of work.

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