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Study suggests motivation to be active may lead to impulsive behavior
Popular views of self-control that tell people to fight temptations and overcome desires lead them to fight to do nothing, leading them to failure
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Study suggests higher-activity jobs tied to sleep extremesWorkers in jobs that are more physically demanding tend to be either shorter sleepers (fewer than 6 hours a night) or longer sleepers (longer than 9 hours)
Depression indicators predict work disabilty more than disease activity or response to therapyFocus on well-being could keep patients with arthritis in workforce, when a single depression statement identified those patients more likely to request disability pension
Universal paid sick leave reduces spread of fluUniversal access to paid sick days would reduce flu cases in the workplace by nearly 6% and estimated it to be more effective for small, compared to large, workplaces
Study links workplace daylight exposure to sleep, activity, and quality of lifeDay-shift office workers quality of life and sleep may be improved via emphasis on light exposure and lighting levels in current offices as well as in the design of future offices
Companies pay almost $6,000 extra per year for each employee who smokesBased on costs of absenteeism, lost productivity, smoke breaks and health care costs, researchers estimate that each employee who smokes costs an employer an average of $5,816 annually
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