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14 Scientific Reasons to Disconnect Over the Weekend (Infographic)

Start enjoying your weekends.

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Work hard, play hard. We’ve all heard that expression -- and it does hold some truth. If you find yourself burnt out and stressed over the weekend, it's time to reassess how you approach your work-life balance.

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Related: 5 Ways Weekends Can Boost Your Productivity Monday Through Friday

Taking time off is healthy -- and even though many of us can’t swing a weeklong vacation to de-stress, we can at least take advantage of our Saturdays and Sundays. Disconnecting from work over the weekend has a number of benefits -- increased productivity, job satisfaction, performance and creativity.

So sit back and relax. Here are 14 way scientific reasons why you should disconnect over the weekend, compiled in an infographic by Net Credit.