Infographic: 14 scientific reasons you shouldn’t work on weekends

That’s right; science says you need to disconnect. You’re not going to argue, are you?

When was the last time you worked on a weekend?

I’m not a betting woman, but if I were, I would bet that you worked at least a little last Saturday or Sunday.

You probably checked your inbox, replied to an email or listened to a voicemail. Maybe you put some time into a project to get a head start on the coming week.

Well, don’t do it again.

Why not? It’s bad for your health.

An infographic from Net Credit lists 14 ways working on the weekend damages your mental and physical health, including these factors:

  • Working longer than 11 hours a day can double your risk of a heart attack.
  • Heavy computer use can cause eye strain, which can lead to glaucoma and even blindness.
  • Sitting for long periods of time can shave years off your life.

There are many ways unplugging can help your productivity at work, too. To see all the benefits of giving yourself a break on the weekend, check out the infographic below:

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