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How Staying Late at the Office is Taking a Toll on Your Health

YOUR BODY PAYS THE ULTIMATE PRICE WHEN WORKING OVERTIME 86 percent of men and 67 percent of women work more than 40 hours a week. Whether or not you are paid for working overtime, your body and health pay the ultimate price. 1 DEPRESSION ANXIETY 2. If you work 11+ hours a day, you are 2x more likely to develop depression compared to those who work 8 hour days. Anxiety is a psychological and physical reaction to stress causing increased heart rate & breathing, dizziness, & nausea. 3 LACK OF SLEEP 65 percent of overworked Americans report problems with falling & staying asleep at night. IMMUNITY Stress increases your production of cortisol which suppresses your lymphocytes, leaving your body more susceptible to illness. STRESS Workload was named WEIGHT GAIN by 46% of people as their number one stressor and can lead to other major health issues in the future. If you sit for long periods of time, you are at greater risk of weight gain, obesity, & stress eating. EYE STRAIN 64-90% of employees who work on a screen experience eye strain, headaches, blurred vision, & dry eyes. MAKE YOUR HEALTH A TOP PRIORITY! Don't let your health concerns sit on the back burner because of work. Schedule an appointment at the nearest UnityPoint Clinic location or message your care team online! UnityPoint Clinic

How Staying Late at the Office is Taking a Toll on Your Health

shared by UnityPointClinic on Jul 24
Your body could pay the ultimate price when you’re consistently working overtime. From weight gain to depression, your risk of developing serious health conditions increases with a heavy workload.


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