Study suggests clocking out is beneficial to your health - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/11/10

New study suggests clocking out on time is beneficial to your health

By Karin McCay| email

Edited by Kristin Beerman | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – No one is suggesting that you should try this, but a new study proves that if you clock out of work on time, instead of putting in overtime.  Your boss may understand if you explain that's better for your health.

This actually comes from a huge study in Europe, which followed more than 6,000 workers for 11 years.  Researchers found that working overtime is often to blame for an increased risk of heart related problems, increasing the risk of heart attacks and chest pain by 60%. Overtime in this study meant working ten hours a day, instead of going home after seven.

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