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HEALTH TIP: GET A BAL­ANCE

Ac­cord­ing to the 2018 OECD Bet­ter Life In­dex, less than 0.5 per cent of peo­ple in the Nether­lands work more than 50 hours a week. This gives the Dutch the best work/ life bal­ance of 35 coun­tries. Re­searchers at the Univer­sity of South Aus­tralia found Aus­tralians who reg­u­larly work evenings, nights or week­ends have worse work/ life bal­ance and have dis­rupted sleep. “Our re­search in­di­cates many Aus­tralians reg­u­larly work­ing unso­cial hours, such as Sun­days, pre­fer not to be. Quite sim­ply, it is tak­ing away time that is tra­di­tion­ally spent with fam­ily, en­gag­ing in so­cial and com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties, or tak­ing time for rest,” said re­searcher Dr Natalie Skin­ner.

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