If you thought that there is a correlation between the number of hours that we work and the consequences that this has for the health, Dr. Rodolfo Nava Hernández is an academic of the Faculty of Medicine of the UNAM that has dedicated himself to study this theory. And it should be noted that Mexico is the country where more hours are worked per year, around 2,255.
This translates into diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and depression, even dentists in Mexico are also concerned because stress often affects the wear and tear of the teeth. Furthermore, in a country like ours where the average life expectancy is 75 years, it is surprising that people usually retire until they are 73 after having worked an approximate of 8.6 hours a day, that is, on average they live without work for 2 years and many of them is because they are already hospitalized.
If compared to the country of Canada which is the one that works the least with only 1,703 annual hours, an approximate of 6.5 hours a day, which allows them to have a more stable health.
According to the results of the studies that we talked about at the beginning, a person who works 11 hours or more a day, is much more prone to suffer from depression and those who accumulate more than 55 hours per week have a third more risk of suffering a heart attack. .
The enemy behind all this is the stress caused by the excessive hours of work and which in turn causes the body to produce more cortisol, sugar levels increase and this leads to diabetes, and we are more prone to get sick because It weakens the immune system, it is possible that you also suffer digestive problems by spending too many hours without consuming food, you can increase blood pressure, and all this can lead to other conditions such as irritability, headaches, fatigue, lack of appetite or binge eating. food and infertility, as we see everything is triggered by stress.