Frank Beggar, Utah, 70% discussed on The KFBK Morning News


And strokes. This is, according to a brand new United Nations study. Report by the UN's World Health Organization and International Labor Organization is published in Environment International Journal. It is the first global analysis of the risks to life and health associated with working long hours. You're about to hear from Frank beggar. He is a technical officer of the World Health Organization. He says many of us have been working longer hours during the pandemic. When countries go international lock down the numbers of hours work increased by about 10%. We also have coming about through the economic crisis and people working home. We have a digitization by that sort of message. Increasing digitization of work and digitization of work might actually make it harder to disconnect. So who saw that coming? We stay at home, and he says we're working 10% more. It's like for some people. They feel like they're working all the time. Like they never leave work. We can't leave. Wait. They can't leave. Yeah, Workers always sitting They're in the office or on the kitchen table. So this study concluded that working 55 hours or more per week was associated with an estimated 35% increase in the risk of suffering a stroke. 17% rise in the risk of dying from heart disease. Compared to working just 35 to 40 hours a week and the gender that is most susceptible, most vulnerable, its highest among men, not women. So there's another recent study, which goes right along those longings. It shows that working more than 40 hours a week will increase hypertension or high blood pressure. Here's Dr George Thomas of the Cleveland Clinic. This is from ABC four in Utah. The study looked specifically at mass type attention, and they found that you know, even if the blood pressures were normal in a relaxed environment in a controlled environment in the work situation if they were working longer hours It was a 70% higher risk for having mass type attention. Okay, so just think about those numbers for a second. I know this confirms what most of us most of us have known anecdotally, but a 70% increase in high blood pressure if you worked those extra overtime hours. And then you're looking at a 35% increase of stroke 17% increase in dying from a heart disease if you're working 55 hours a week. Those numbers are pretty significant, and I was a little bit startled by how big they were. I wonder if it changes if it's like something you like to do versus something that you just consider drudgery and that you don't like That's a really good point. You know, there are people who love their jobs so much. It's just consumes them, right, You know, And maybe they don't have the stress that those folks who are his work is play for them or fun for them. Whatever. No, I think there's a delineation to make their that's very good point. I didn't really think about that. But nonetheless, this is a brand new you and study and it was. It was a globe. They wanted to see what the pandemic was doing to our are not only our work patterns and habits, but how it's impacting us for them. They're they're gonna be so many studies. I mean for decades, we're going to be learning things about what this pandemic has done to our health. Our our work life, our relationships, all of it profound change in cultures across the globe, just working from home alone. That's not going to change. No, no. All right, let's get outside and check traffic..

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