Bad bosses and a cutthroat work culture can take a steep toll on employees' mental and physical health, U.S.
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said in a new report.
Work-related stress can also lead to mental health conditions including depression and anxiety, according to the report.
The report comes as the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance into sharper focus.
The link between our work and our health has become even more evident," Dr. Murthy said in a statement.
In fact, the Surgeon General's report concluded that when work and personal demands conflict, negative health outcomes ensue.
"The fact that this is actually recommended by the Surgeon General is extremely important as a statement," she added. »