Attention Workaholics: Your Health Is At Risk

The news may come as no surprise to you if you’re a workaholic or married to one: It’s not a healthy lifestyle.

Workaholics, defined by researchers as working more than 50 hours a week, are more likely to skip meals and have reduced mental wellbeing, reports a recent study in Financial Services Review, a journal of individual financial management.

But the prospect of diminished health may not be enough to deter a determined workaholic. If you place a value on the time you spend earning money and think that time away from work is costing you cash, you may continue to push yourself even if it’s taking a toll, say researchers.