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According to the WHO, those who work too much risk having a stroke or even die

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Those lucky enough to work often do not do it in idyllic conditions. There are those who carry out their work in precarious conditions, both economically and in terms of safety.
And there are those who work too many hours a day without even being paid as they should.
This involves enormous psycho-physical stress which then affects health, social relationships and many other factors.
In fact, according to the WHO, those who work too much risk having a stroke or even dying, as found in a fairly recent study.

The contents of the study

According to the World Health Organization and the International Labor Organization, working more than 55 hours per week increases the risk of ischemic heart disease and stroke.

In fact, this study shows that from 2000 to 2016, the number of workers subjected to an excessive workload increased.
And in the same period of time, the risks of disability, cardiovascular disease and even death, due to too many hours of work, also increased proportionally.
However, these studies are observational only and do not take into account many other variables.

According to the WHO, those who work too much risk having a stroke or even die

The Covid-19 pandemic has further worsened the situation. In fact, during the various lock-downs of the last year and a half, working hours are estimated to have increased by 10%.

The so-called Smart Working has opened a world of work and organizational possibilities, both on the company side and for the employees.
However, the opportunity for more flexible hours and working conditions often leads to mental disorganization. In fact, it is very easy to get distracted, lose the notion of time and concentration, or develop a lifestyle that is too sedentary.
All these factors, taken together, worsen the situation also from the point of view of productivity.

How to get organized in times of Smart Working

Although everything is slowly returning to normal, many employees and self-employed workers are still in Smart Working mode.
There are several ways to avoid being overwhelmed by work from home, one of which is planning.
Planning the activities to be carried out and the break activities at a quasi-surgical level allows a mental organization that can only do good.
Furthermore, you must try to avoid any source of distraction and, if possible, it is better to isolate yourself in total silence. Finally, it is advisable to separate private life from working life, consciously carving out spaces for oneself and for loved ones.

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