Working overtime or juggling more than two jobs a day may mean more spending money but it might be bad for your health. High blood pressure, stroke, arthritis, or diabetes, you may end up having one of those or possibly all of them because of too much work. owever
However there’s a new study that suggests working too much may lead to too much drinking. Now you have two problems to deal with. You may not be only working too much but also drinking too much. Your health will suffer because of this.
The diseases are not included in the study but just as a reminder, drinking too much alcoholic drinks and not taking that rest can lead to several systemic disease in the human body. The additional income may just end up in buying medicine. So you are back in square one.
The research study intends to understand how many people start drinking all of sudden. And it’s not just social drinking but short of binge drinking. A new study claims that those who maintain long working hours in both the office or in their homes are likely to indulge in too much drinking. This study will help a lot in finding a way how to deal with the problem of heavy drinking among men and women.
Individuals who spend more than 48 hours working in a week, the study attests, are disposed to consume more alcoholic drinks.
The research team were able to study the records of hundreds of thousands of individuals spanning across the globe in what was to be one of the most comprehensive research ever undertaken to date. This involved the data of 330,000 individuals in 14 countries across continents according to the authors.
The findings was, those who spend more than 48 hours working every week have the tendency to drink 11 percent more heavily than those who do not. This translates to 4 additional drinks weekly for women and for men it’s 27 more drinks for the same period of time.
While talking about the findings Cassandra Okechukwu of the Harvard School of Public Health says, “The workplace is an important setting for the prevention of alcohol misuse, because more than half of the adult population are employed…Further research is needed to assess whether preventive interventions against risky alcohol use could benefit from information on working hours.”
Working long hours isn’t good for the body and everyone knows that. It doesn’t need a rocket engineer to know that. However what the study reveals for the first time is there’s a connection between developing a drinking habit and long working hours. Researchers explaining the study in details say, “The workplace is an important setting for the prevention of alcohol misuse, because more than half of the adult population are employed…Further research is needed to assess whether preventive interventions against risky alcohol use could benefit from information on working hours.”
The research study was published the British Medical Journal.