Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Is Full-Time Work Bad For Our Brains?

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You could be disappointed. If you're over 40, working more than 25 hours of work a week could be impairing your intelligence, according to a study released in February by researchers for the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research in Australia.

Working 25 hours a week (part time or three days a week) was the optimum amount of time spent working a week for cognitive functioning, while working less than that was detrimental to the agility of the brain for both men and women, the study found.

2 comment(s):

Miss Cellania said...

I know it's turned my brain to mush.

Nasreen Iqbal said...

Fortunately, I waste at LEAST 15 hours a week when I'm supposed to be working. Take that, full time work!