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MONDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Workaholics, defined as those who work more than 50 hours per week, have reduced physical and mental well-being, according to researchers from Kansas State University.
Sarah Asebedo, from the University's College of Human Ecology in Manhattan, Kansas, and colleagues used data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (1979 cohort) for 12,686 young men and women who were interviewed annually from 1979 through 1994, and biennially thereafter, to examine the correlation between long working hours and physical and mental well-being.
The researchers found that those who worked more than 50 hours per week (workaholics) were more likely to have reduced physical well-being, as indicated by missed meals. Workaholism also correlated with reduced mental well-being, which was assessed by self-reported depression scores.
"From a financial planning and counseling perspective, it's good to be aware of workaholism," Asebedo said in a statement. "It helps me understand what can be the cause of my clients' stress."
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