A new study by the University of South Australia highlights the benefits of a short week for the physical and psychological health of workers
Science says a little work is good for your health. A new study byUniversity of South Australia Highlights the benefits of the short week for the physical and psychological safety of workers. For some time, in different countries of the world The long weekend is tested, from Friday to Sunday, and shorten working days to 4 days. Australian researchers monitored changes in daily commuting before, during and after a group of volunteers’ holidays and found that People show more active and healthy behaviors During the holidays, even if they are just around the corner Just a three day break. During the 13-month study period, subjects did, on average, two or three leisure activities, each for about 12 days. The most popular type of recreation was “outdoor activities” (35%), followed by “family/social events” (31%), “rest and relaxation” (17%) and “non-recreational activities” such as caring for others. or home renovations (17%). Specifically, the study showed that while resting, people do 13% more moderate and vigorous physical activity per day, which equates to about 5 extra minutes per day. In addition, they spent 29 minutes less per day doing sedentary activity. Moreover, the research showed that the volunteers slept 4% more per day, about 21 extra minutes per day).
“We found that in this study,” says University of South Australia researcher Dr Ty Ferguson Movement patterns changed for the better during the holidayswith Increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour It is observed across the board. We’ve also found that people get an extra 21 minutes of sleep each day they take a vacation, which can have a number of positive effects on our physical and mental health. For example, getting enough sleep can help improve our mood, cognitive function, and productivity. It can also help reduce the risk of a number of health conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and depression. Interestingly, the magnitude of these changes increased in line with the length of the holiday period The longer the vacation, the better the health benefitsThe study used data from the study Annual rhythms in adult health and lifestyle (ARIA) where 308 adults (mean age 40.4 years) wore fitness trackers 24 hours a day for 13 months. Minute-by-minute movement behavior data was aggregated into daily totals to compare movement behaviors before vacation, during vacation, and after vacation. Professor Carol Maher, senior researcher at UniSA, says the study provides scientific support for the growing four-day-a-week phenomenon. “Companies around the world are experiencing a shorter work week. Not surprisingly, employees report less stress, burnout, and burnout, as well as better mental health and a better work-life balance.” Maher.
This study provides empirical evidence that people have healthy lifestyles when they have a short break, such as a three-day weekend. This increase in physical activity and sleep is expected to have positive effects on both mental and physical health, contributing to the benefits observed in the four-day work week. Importantly, our study also showed that even after a short holiday, People’s sleep gains remained high for two weekswhich shows that the health benefits of resting for three days can have lasting effects,”
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