We simply cannot ignore this news story. It’s a must read for anyone who works and for those that feel working long hours makes them super managers or super employees.
Enterprises TV notes that gig workers, physicians, medical residents, law enforcement personnel, as well as others who tend to work long hours, often more than 50 to 60 per week, are the targeted workers in the below linked study.
Workers over the age of 40 might have trouble remembering things and/or with other cognitive functions if they work more than 25 hours per week. While most middle-aged employees can easily handle the standard 40 hour work week, anything over that is questionable. (Link to the actual study in PDF). Older workers who are close to retiring may want to consider doing some kind of part-time work once their career ends. Researchers state that this can keep minds active and memories sharp.
For those of us who are 40 and older, and still working full-time, longer hours spent at work either at home or in an office, are not healthy for the body or the brain. In order to maintain good health and an active mind, both need a rest from overwork.