health & wellness
HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR WORK-LIFE BALANCE
By Jenny Alonzo
The concept of work-life balance has become increas-ingly
popular in recent years, and according to medical
research, the idea should be taken more seriously than a
passing fad. For better or worse, becoming a successful
business owner often requires juggling the business operations
and your personal matters daily.
BENEFITS OF MAINTAINING A HEALTHY
Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is essential to relieving
stress. Scientific research continues to show that stress is more
than just an anxious feeling. It can have numerous harmful effects
on your health and lead to a weakened immune system.
Working long hours has been shown to put people at a higher
risk of stroke, heart disease, mental disorders, anxiety and depres-sion
according to studies cited by Medical News Today. Some
reports even indicate that business owners and executives who
often work more than 50 hours per week were less healthy than
average by almost all measures.
Clearly, more of us could benefit from a better balance between work
and life. For most however, it may seem impossible to separate the two.
The most successful are those who effectively manage that balance
every day and are more productive, happy and healthy because of it.
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