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Flexible working boosts heart health, Harvard study finds

A study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Penn State University has found that flexible working can significantly improve heart health, particularly for employees over 45 and those at higher risk of developing heart disease. The study, which involved 1,500 employees over a year, demonstrated that flexible working arrangements can effectively reduce the risk of heart-related issues.

Reduces mental health concerns

Sustained stress at work can increase the risk of heart disease and contribute to mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. Flexible working practices can help alleviate work-related stress, promoting a healthier work-life balance and improving overall well-being.

Shaping the future of work

The World Economic Forum's Good Work Alliance advocates for workplaces of the future built on human-centered principles such as resilience, equity, and inclusivity. Flexible working arrangements align with these principles, fostering a more supportive and productive work environment.

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