Six Summer Superfruits for Healthy Shift Workers


No one ever said that working shifts was easy. But there are some ways to help you make it through those long night shifts. Healthy eating is one of the most proven ways to help your body cope with stresses of shift work life. And with more and more information about food nutrition available, there’s plenty of options when it comes to getting over the 3am slump. Modern shopping habits have meant that it's possible to get nearly any fruit or vegetable pretty much any time of year. But if you’re looking for the best tasting and most nutritious product, it's [...]

Six Summer Superfruits for Healthy Shift Workers2018-07-24T08:30:35+00:00

The Best Apps for Healthy Shift Workers


Shift work puts a huge strain on the mind and body. It’s well known that shift workers suffer higher rates if heart disease, diabetes and stress related illnesses than other types of workers. Although we can’t get rid of shift work – the global number of shift workers is increasing every year – there are ways to help manage the shift work life. New apps, gadgets and other tech that help us to stay healthy in mind and body are cropping up all the time, and plenty of them are very useful for shift workers. 4 Priorities for a Healthy Work/Life [...]

The Best Apps for Healthy Shift Workers2018-12-04T13:45:32+00:00

The Life of a Shift Worker – A My Shift Planner User Tells Us His Experience of Shift Work


One of our users explains, with painful honesty, the issues he faces working shifts. He was happy for us to publish this anonymously. He wants other shift workers to know that they are not alone. Please do comments and share your experiences, problems and coping mechanisms so you can help other shift workers too.  “Missing Out On Life!” “I've worked every sort of shift in my working life. Some have been 9-5, but most of the time I've worked evening shifts and night shifts. The result is that I've felt like I'm missing out on life. The majority of people go out [...]

The Life of a Shift Worker – A My Shift Planner User Tells Us His Experience of Shift Work2018-12-04T14:16:42+00:00

Shift Work and Public Holidays


If there is one thing that unites all workers around the world it’s the joy of a public holiday! Everybody Loves A Public Holiday! Most countries in the world have public holidays. The days themselves vary, but in many countries, workers can enjoy several extra days off throughout the year. India and Columbia top the billing, both having 18 public holidays a year. Mexico has one of the lowest, with just 7. Luckily, the latest updates of My Shift Planner include built in public holidays for a wide range of countries. We will be adding more in the future, as well. It [...]

Shift Work and Public Holidays2018-12-04T14:37:24+00:00

Are You Putting It Off? Procrastination is a significant problem for many shift workers


Find yourself constantly procrastinating at work? According to the latest studies, it might not be all your fault! Putting it off? You’re not alone Who doesn’t occasionally procrastinate at work? Most of us have an inbuilt suspicion of those fellow workers who always finish every task on time and never seem to fall behind. We all know the type – never delays an unpleasant duty, works through everything annoying quickly and always hits every target they are given.   via GIPHY   For the rest of us mortals who wish we could be like that, the reality is far more frustrating [...]

Are You Putting It Off? Procrastination is a significant problem for many shift workers2018-03-22T12:34:21+00:00

Shift Workers and Sleep – Why We Just Can’t Get Enough!


It’s estimated that the average person spends up to a third of their lives asleep. But most shift workers aren’t getting anywhere near this amount, and it’s causing major issues in health and wellbeing. We look at one possible solution that’s been promoted to employers – napping at work! Bed is Best We all know that a good, long sleep is the best way to recover after a hard and exhausting shift. But the latest research has shown that good quality sleep is also essential for lots of important functions. From maintaining cognitive skills, communication, memory and creativity and flexibility, sleep [...]

Shift Workers and Sleep – Why We Just Can’t Get Enough!2018-03-14T16:51:37+00:00

Shift Workers and Eating Disorders


This week marks Eating Disorders Awareness Week. At a time when higher rates of obesity and ill-health have been found in shift workers than the general population, it’s important to shine a light on the important issue of shift work and eating issues.   Shift Workers Struggle with Eating Disorders With currently 1 in 6 adults in the UK working shifts, there are a number of reasons why shift worker often struggle with eating habits. Shift work means working outside the usual 7 am to 6 pm time period, it might be straight nights, straight afternoons, or a rotation of different [...]

Shift Workers and Eating Disorders2018-02-26T10:00:06+00:00

More Christmas Shift Workers Than Ever This Year


It’s Black Friday Week - Which means that more and more people are being employed in part time shift work as retailers gear up for the busiest time of the year.   More Christmas Workers This year. More people working that ever over Christmas season. Back in September, UK Retailer Argos announced that it was employing more than 10,000 extra temporary workers to cope with the annual surge of Christmas business, and Argos is just a drop in the ocean compared to some online retailers, such as Amazon. It’s not only retailers who will be increasing Christmas shifts. In recent years there [...]

More Christmas Shift Workers Than Ever This Year2017-11-23T14:10:07+00:00

Shift Workers Tips for Sleeping


Shift workers are finding new ways to get better quality sleep. Indiana University study helps its staff to get the night's rest they need. Shift Workers Are Not Getting Enough Quality Sleep In 2015 Indiana University found that too many of its shift work employees were suffering from a lack of sleep. In a survey conducted by the university, nearly half of staff lacked the right amount of sleep to function well in their jobs and in the personal lives. The University responded by with a challenge to promote better sleep. The results were amazing, and the good news is that anyone [...]

Shift Workers Tips for Sleeping2018-11-30T15:46:44+00:00

7 Reasons Why Some People Love Working a Night Shift


Does anyone like working night shifts? Everybody hates shift work … don’t they? Well, no. It appears that there are plenty of people who love shift work, because it gives them exactly what they need and fits in with their lifestyle. Not convinced? Here’s 7 reasons why night shift work might be perfect for you. 1. Quieter Atmosphere … for most Okay, we know it’s not the case for everyone’s nightshift, but on the whole, the night shift is usually quieter than the day or evening shift. As one nightshift nurse put it on, “Days and swing shift have administration, [...]

7 Reasons Why Some People Love Working a Night Shift2017-10-26T11:14:11+00:00