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Is being a workaholic really bad for your health?

Is being a workaholic really bad for your health?
BCBusiness
Published: August 25, 2017

Researchers at SFU's Beedie School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte have found that how working long hours affects your health depends on how much you enjoy what you do. Focusing on four indicators that predict heart disease and diabetes, their study in the current issue of Academy of Management Discoveries finds no evidence that long hours per se increase those risk factors. Even when such excess reflects a compulsive drive to overwork, as is the case with workaholics, poor health isn't necessarily the outcome.

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