Waco, TX – Taking a work break in the mid-morning, rather than waiting until the lunch hour or midday, may “replenish more resources” such as concentration and energy and lead to better health, according to recent research from Baylor University.
Helsinki, Finland – Sleeping between seven and eight hours a night can decrease the possibility of missing work because of illness, a recent study from the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health indicates.
Washington – A new manual from the Center for Progressive Reform claims current occupational health and safety laws and policies need reform and predicts that progress on worker safety issues will likely occur at the state and local levels rather than at the national level.
East Greenwich, RI – Although 2 out of 3 employees believe their employer cares about their health, many say they are not supplied with resources to support health-improvement efforts, according to a new survey.
Lincolnshire, IL – Workers who believe their organization encourages healthy behaviors tend to be less stressed and more in control of their well-being, according to results of a new survey from Aon Hewitt, the National Business Group on Health and The Futures Company.
Who hasn’t felt emotionally and physically exhausted after routinely putting in extra hours or taking on extra work? Some recent studies offer insight into one factor behind overworking and the potential negative impact of long hours.