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4 Your Health: OT may be bad for your heart; people spend more time outside

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Working overtime could affect your heart health.

British researchers looked at health records of nearly 85,000 men and women in four countries.They found working more than 55 hours a week increased the risk of atrial fibrillation by 40 percent during a 10-year span. This type of irregular heartbeat is known to contribute to stroke, heart failure and dementia.

Americans on the move

The average American spends five hours a week exercising or playing outside.

A survey from the National Recreation And Park Association shows walking, hiking, biking and swimming are the most popular outdoor activities. A third of adults spend more than an hour a day outside but that number is even higher among parents and baby boomers.

Studies show outdoor play improves fitness,  relieves stress and can even help people make friends.

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