Don’t Have a Company Wellness Program? Try Company Health Challenges Instead

How many workers spend over 40 hours at work each week? Over 90 percent. That certainly provides enough time to implement company health challenges, which can improve your lifestyle habits and health behaviors. And with a group of motivated co-workers at hand, you have a built-in support and motivational community for the picking.

Long Work Hours for Women Linked to Chronic Illnesses

Women with long work hours—averaging 60-hour workweeks over the span of three decades—triple the risk for diabetes, cancer, arthritis, and heart trouble. Whereas men working the same amount remain relatively unaffected. One possible reason is that women who have long work hours have additional stressors because they often take on the majority of familial responsibilities.