Psychology Today Blog: How to Prevent Overwork and Burnout

Written by Urban Balance Founder, Joyce Marter, LCPC

“Health is certainly more valuable than money, because it is by health that money is procured.”
—Samuel Johnson

Overwork and burnout contributed to more than 745,000 deaths worldwide in just one year, according to a recent study from the World Health Organization. People working 55 or more hours per week have an estimated 35 percent higher risk of a stroke and a 17 percent higher risk of dying from heart disease than those who work 35-40 hours a week. The good news is there are things you can do to prioritize your mental and physical health without sacrificing your professional success.

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