Many Americans already overwork themselves and it's killing them. LITERALLY. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) thousands of people are dying a year from their long work hours.
In 2016, 745,000 people died as a result of having worked at least 55 hours a week. With most of the deaths being among people aged 60 to 79, who worked at least 55 hours between the ages of 45 and 74.
The study concluded that working 55 or more hours a week raises your chance of a stroke by 35% and a 17% higher risk of dying from ischemic heart disease, compared to people working 35-40 hours a week.
So take a break, don't kill yourself.