Karoshi: The Overwork Epidemic-Yogic Wisdom Might Just Help

By
Sarah St. Pierre
How to have a balanced work ethic and avoid overworking with yogic wisdom

In 1969, a 29-year-old man working in the shipping department of Japan’s largest newspaper died suddenly of a stroke. While at first his case was called occupational sudden death, it was later determined that his stroke was caused by shift work and an increased workload. His was the first documented case of what became known in Japan as karoshi—literally translated as “death from overwork.”

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