Health news: Why workaholism is good for you

Workaholism, which is usually considered as a negative addiction, may actually be good as it can lead to lead to positive outcomes for individuals, business and society, researchers say.

A Rouen Business School professor, Yehuda Baruch, disputed that workaholism should not be automatically dismissed as a vice.

Baruch said that literature on workaholism depicts it as a negative phenomenon, associated with high levels of stress at work and home and interfering with work-life balance.

But empirical research also shows that workaholics are likely to display vigour and dedication, rather than exhaustion and cynicism, the Independent reported.

Professor Baruch compared work addiction to a chocolate addiction arguing that there are some health benefits to be gained by eating chocolate; it energizes people and generates a good feeling.

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