How to keep work from killing you

17 September, 2015 Dr. Linda Friendland Executive Health

WE MAY joke at times that work is killing us, but for some workers in Japan is literally does. The Japanese term Karoshi literally means ‘death due to overwork’, and after several work visits to Japan I realised it was no joke. Almost everyone I encountered knew of someone who had died from Karoshi. In Australia we also have severe work — related stress, but it’s not often heard of because we don’t keep track of it in the same way. But don’t panic, if you follow these tips below you can keep healthy and avoid the dreaded Karoshi:

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