Spending too much time working, studying or partying always has a negative effect on the body. Even if you’re watching what you eat and exercising, you’ll still pack on pounds and feel like crap. Long hours doing things other than sleeping will eventually led to our deaths.
Long hours are also turning us all into drunk. Big, fat, drunks according to a new study by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. The Fins have found a direction connection between long working hours and excessive alcohol consumption.
A study led by Professor Marianna Virtanen of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, published in the British Medical Journal, analyzed 333,693 people in 14 countries, including the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Germany and Japan, and found significant evidence of a link.
The figures from the 18 studies involved showed that people who worked 49 to 54 hours or more per week, increased their risk of ‘risky’ alcohol intake by around 13% compared to those who worked a more standard 35 to 40-hour week. Risky alcohol intake was defined as more than 21 units per week for a man (a unit being the equivalent of a 6 fluid ounce glass of wine at 12% volume) and more than 14 units for women.
It just makes sense. Putting in long hours at work or school leads to more “unwinding” time off the clock. This leads to downing a bottle of Jack Daniels and silently praying it causes instant liver failure so you don’t have to go to work the next day. And once the big work project is complete, or exams are over, how do we celebrated? By getting butt wasted the second it’s all over.
Because no one ever said “good job, bro! Let’s go celebrate with a fucking kale smoothie!”
[H/T: Ask Men]