Effects of Working Longer Hours

By | January 15, 2017

The human body thrives and can exceed your expectations when fueled properly. The benefits of healthy eating habits reach far beyond vanity and appearance because without adequate nutrition, you are motivating illness, chronic disease and weight gain to contaminate your immune system.

Even if we are surrounded with convenient, fast and quick food nowadays, we need to be careful with our body by having a balanced and healthy lifestyle. The foods we have right now are not rich in calorie and can deplete our nutrition. These foods might fill our stomach but these can affect our health.

We need to stay on track with foods that truly equip our body to keep up its “housework.” To be clear, processed foods include anything that has undergone complex processing steps. It’s important to realize that organic, nutrient-rife foods are becoming just as accessible as processed, junk food options.

However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is easier said than done because when practiced wrongly, you will definitely develop diseases. You need to analyze your habits thoroughly. For instance, what habits would you most like to break? What do you think is your healthiest habit?

In my case, I am very workaholic that lately I feel dizzy every time I lie down to sleep and also when rising from bed. It’s one thing to pull a long day every once in a while to finish a project or deal with a crisis, but it’s another to routinely stay late at the work into the night. Working overtime is becoming part of my daily routine.

Working very late at night impairs my sleep. This can cause us to build up what’s called “sleep debt,” which is kind of like being overdrawn at a bank. Chronic sleep deficit makes me get tired more easily than I think I do.

Overworking is really bad for your heart. It can actually cause heart disease. According to some researches, it might have something to do with your personality. The competitive type like me are more tensed, time-oriented and stressed out which is often intensified by overworking.

Working beyond the normal working hours is something to brag. But sometimes it can become addictive. The fact that we are living in a competitive world, we really deprive ourselves from sleep just to lament our work. Sometimes, working long hours can feel rewarding — even invigorating.

The key is paying attention to how it makes you feel. Next step is to consult an expert and finally to regulate your working hours in order for you to be healthy and vibrant.