An average typical man spends most of his time at work. This is increasingly the case for women as well. Another significant portion of our time is spent commuting to and from work. This is a serious issue, because this is as stressful and harm family life.
Increasing competition at work, globalization where we are attending calls in early morning to late nights to cover different geos, scarcer resources, and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle is a by-product of modern society. An equitable and healthy life can only be achieved with a reasonable work-life balance.
Unbalanced lifestyle has various ill-effects. While one is young and healthy and generally disease-free, one is able to spend a large portion of hours at work without any seeming ill-effect on health. However, at that point, one does not realize the long-term effects of an inappropriate work-life. Stress and physical demands of work do not affect you at your day-end, but slowly the effects of sleep deprivation, commute, stress at work, and the constant self-pressure to keep the rat race start showing. It exhibits itself in one’s physical health, mental health, and in relationships.