Before you start reading this article from Business Insider’s website, let me wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving. Take some time to enjoy your family and friends.
For many professionals, working on the weekends has become the norm — a way to catch up from the previous week or get a head start on the next.
As Business Insider Executive Editor Joe Weisenthal writes, “It seems that totally disconnecting for two days is too excruciating for a lot of people, so that by Sunday morning they’re eager to start getting back into the swing of things.” He believes two days of weekend is too much for many people.
However, decades of research supports the 40-hour workweek and shows that working longer can lead to serious negative effects on health, family life, and productivity. Studies show that, over time, working long hours can increase your risk of depression, heart attack, and heart disease.