Why Every Weekend Should Be A 3-Day Weekend

Were you lucky enough to have yesterday off?  Did you enjoy that 3-day weekend?  

You probably are feeling more relaxed and rested.  You might also be feeling better about being at work or school today.  Do you know why?  Well, there are plenty of reasons why EVERY weekend should be a 3-day weekend.

Here are just a few…

  1. Short Vacations: Studies show taking short vacations throughout the year is good for employee well-being.
  2. Working Long Hours Is Bad For Your Health: Yep, that’s right!  Working those long hours is bad for your physical and mental health.  In fact, a study found that workers who put in 55 hours or more per week had 33% greater risk of stroke and a 13% greater risk of heart disease.
  3. Higher Education Scores:  Kids do much better when they have a 4-day school week.  Georgia State and Montana State Universities conducted a study which found that elementary school kids who were in a 4-day school week performed better in math compared to those who went to school 5-days a week. 

SEE!  Obviously, every weekend should be a 3-day weekend!  

What else can you think of?  What are some other reasons?

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