In the study, Australian scientists managed to establish, what quantity of hours you can work a person without damage to health. The results of the study were published in the journal Social Science & Medicine.
After a series of studies were able to establish that the optimal amount of working time per week is 39 hours. If a person works more than this time, you can begin health problems and lack of time for basic self-care, said study author Huong Dinh.
"Long hours of work undermine mental and physical health. There is less time to eat well and care for themselves properly," said Dr. Ding.
According to Australian scientists, women have a harder time than men because women do more household chores and caring for children.
The observations were carried out over more than eight thousand Australians.