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Working Longer Hours Increases Chances of Suffering a Heart Attack

Posted on February 19, 2016 by Disability Help Group

If you are suffering from a serious cardiovascular condition that has resulted in your being unable to work, you may be entitled to receive long-term disability benefits.

A report from CNN Health indicates in a new study that working longer hours increases a person’s chances of suffering a heart attack. This is a huge concern with today’s struggling economy and many Americans needing to work extra long hours to stay ahead.

The study found that those who work 11 hours or more each day have an increased risk of suffering a heart attack or dying from heart disease by as much as 67%. Additionally, it was found that those who work between 10 and 11 hours a day have a 45% increased risk. This is in comparison to those who work the typical 7 to 8 hour workday.

While there are a number of other health risks to consider when analyzing the chance of an individual suffering a heart attack, it may be necessary to also include the amount of hours worked. This could potentially save lives in the long run if there is awareness of the risks.

The study was not able to pinpoint a direct cause and effect; however experts believe that longer hours could be directly related to an unhealthy diet, stress and a lack of exercise.

If you would like to know if you qualify for long-term disability benefits, you should consult with a Miami-Dade County long-term disability representative.

Long-term disability benefits may be available to those who have purchased a disability plan from a private insurer or have coverage through an employer. Unfortunately, the insurers don’t make it easy for the disabled to get access to the benefits they deserve. When a severe medical condition makes it impossible for you to work and you’ve been denied your long-term disability benefits, a representative from Disability Help Group can help you to cut through the red tape and fight for your benefits, no matter where you live in the U.S! Contact a South Florida disability representative today – 1-(800)-800-3332.