The doctors: four-day work week will harm the health of Russians

Врачи: четырехдневная рабочая неделя навредит здоровью россиян

Authorities discussed the idea of a four-day working week. My opinion about this was expressed by the doctors. They believe that the health of Russians shortened week will only hurt.

In particular, the practitioner Elena Tikhomirov said in an interview to “RIA Novosti” that the four-day work week will only contribute to the fact that in Russian society will increase the number of people suffering from obesity. According to experts, only in very rare cases people use free time to engage in self-development. 95% of our fellow citizens will be commonplace idling, increasing its stiffness and absorption of food.

We will remind, on Monday August 12, FNPR (Federation of independent trade unions of Russia) issued a statement in which he proposed be considered at the tripartite Commission on regulation socially-labour relations the idea of introducing a four-day work week without sacrificing pay. The authors believe that additional output could spend on health promotion, sports and socializing with friends.

Doctor Elena Tikhomirova shared the view that for the people involved in your work and loving it, another day off may be the reason for the increase in fears, doubts, phobias and neuroses. In addition, there are people who get money actual executed amount of work for them, the output will be the impact on earnings and, again, the reason for worries and depression.

In turn, the psychiatrist Leo Perezhogin added that in families where there is tension and conflict, an extra day off can only aggravate the situation and to be a result of additional stress for all households.

Doctors fear that an increase in days off will be to promote the growth of consumption of alcohol, tobacco, illegal substances and all the negative associated consequences.

Note that on August 13 the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on social policy Valery Ryazan said that the current state of the Russian economy does not allow to go on four-day working week, and a similar initiative is “a beautiful dream”.