Do you believe that too much of a good thing can be bad for your health? Here’s what two studies are telling us about checking work email out-of-work and exercising too much. Yes, there is such a thing as exercising too much.
Checking your work email when out of the office is bad for your health, all around. It strains your romantic relationships, it causes undue work-related stress on the off hours, and it doesn’t pay. It’s a mental liability and even a hefty salary cannot compensate for that kind of anguish.
For the record, it bothers your partner more than it bothers you. Yes. Working more than your paid is going above and beyond. It hurts your relationships in the safe harbor of home and surely your boss doesn’t compensate for that toll. Put the smartphone down.
Some of us like hitting the gym as a way to decompress from work. This is a fantastic way to clear our heads, take our beats per minute to town, and celebrate our body in the best way possible. But another study is telling us that too much exercise is bad for mental health.
The study followed people over a 4-year period. Researchers found that those who exercised 3-5 days a week, about 60-90 minutes each time, had the best number of optimal mental health days. Exercise, in general, is good for overall well being. But there’s a turning point for this study.
People who exercised more than 23-times per month or longer than 90-minutes per session reported fewer ‘good’ mental health days in a month. So it is true that too much of a good thing can be unhealthy, especially when it comes to exercise and work email.
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