Study: Working Too Much Is Unhealthy For Women, Chill For Men
Bad news for workaholics: your 60+ hour work week could increase your risk for heart disease and cancer. But only if you’re female. Cool cool.
A study from Ohio University shows that working more than 60 hours a week for 30 years or more can “triple the risk of diabetes, cancer, heart trouble and arthritis,” according to the Telegraph. But dudes actually get healthier the longer they work. Isn’t that nice for them?
The reason? Because when women are done working, they go home and continue to work, the researchers said. Even if you’re not a wife and mother, you’ve probably experienced this. Women just seem to put more pressure on themselves all around.
But working a lot is kinda fun and gives me my own money, you might be thinking. And I’m not gonna overwork myself forever — just in my 20s!
Well, sorry to break it to you, but “women in their 20s, 30s and 40s are setting themselves up for problems later in life,” one killjoy researcher said. “People don’t think that much about how their early work experiences affect them down the road.”
Booooo! But whatever. To all the boss bitches out there, let’s just keep telling ourselves that busting our asses in our 20s will lead to a more chilled out time in our 30s and 40s. That has to work sometimes, right? Right?!
But there’s also another option. Think about it: why do men who work a lot end up feeling better over the long run? Because they get rich and procure themselves some trophy wives to take care of all the annoying bull shit at home. Ladies, this is one area we really need to start leaning into: the whole “marry a younger person and make them do your chores” thing. It’s worked for dudes since the dawn of time, right?