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Being a workaholic isn’t as dangerous to your health as you might think

Being a workaholic isn’t as dangerous to your health as you might think
GlobalNEWS
By Marilisa Racco
Published: September 8, 2017

Workaholism, a defining characteristic of the career-obsessed professional who compulsively checks emails on the weekend and while on vacation, has always been painted as a negative trait. Studies have linked it to health issues like heart disease and diabetes, as well as depression and anxiety.

But a study conducted by Simon Fraser University, in conjunction with the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of North Carolina Charlotte, found there is no evidence that working long hours will increase the risk of these disorders. It appears in the fall issue of the Academy of Management Discoveries.

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