Staying Fit on Shift Work. Is it Possible?


25th March is National Work Outs Day ... Apparently! For shift worker, finding the time to work out, stay fit and healthy, whilst managing all the shifts and nightshifts, is quite a task! Are you working out today? Like lots of these day, National Work Out Day will have slipped most people by. Rarely do we bother much about the more obscure national or international days. But staying healthy and fit is important. Especially if you are employed in shift work of any kind. It’s well documented that shift workers tend to suffer more health issues than people who work regular [...]

Staying Fit on Shift Work. Is it Possible?2019-03-22T13:08:39+00:00

Six Summer Super-Veg – Superfoods for Shift Workers


Seasonal vegetables are definitely the trend right now. And with good reason. There are amazing summer vegetables with superfood qualities in the shops at the moment. With a few additions, they can make excellent, healthy meals for shift workers.     1. Asparagus   Asparagus spears are great for fighting damage done by free radicals. They are a good source  antioxidants, which repair damage done by free radicals and can help reduce risk of serious health problems like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. They also provide a good source of vitamin K which is important for strong bones and blood clotting.   [...]

Six Summer Super-Veg – Superfoods for Shift Workers2018-08-22T12:34:43+00:00

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

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

Night Shift Workers More Likely to Become Obese – Nurses Especially At Risk 


Research published recently suggests that in the UK National Health Service (NHS) a quarter of nurses are obese, rising to almost half among those over 45.    UK Survey Exposes Night Shift Health Effects A London South Bank University and Edinburgh Napier University report has exposed the huge problem of obesity in the NHS The universities’ team looked at data from more than 20,000 working-age adults in the Health Survey for England between 2008 and 2012. They found that a third of unregistered care home workers and nursing assistants were found to have a Body Mass Index (BMI) which classed them [...]

Night Shift Workers More Likely to Become Obese – Nurses Especially At Risk 2017-12-11T15:58:55+00:00

Superfood of the Month – Brussels Sprouts, the unsung superfood!


One seasonal Christmas vegetable divides us like no other. Love them or loath them, it’s hard to get away from the Brussels Sprouts. Whilst they aren’t everyone’s favourite Christmas treat, according to the experts, sprouts are the unsung superfood of the season. Full of goodness, sprouts have a range of health benefit properties from anticancer to weight loss. Here are 5 of those amazing properties that make Brussels sprouts an unsung Christmas superfood. 1. Anticancer Effect A number of studies have found a link between a high consumption of cruciferous vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts, and a reduced risk of several [...]

Superfood of the Month – Brussels Sprouts, the unsung superfood!2017-11-30T15:38:01+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

New to Shift Work? Here’s some tips for surviving the slog


Starting a new job is daunting – a new shift work job is doubly so!   Not only have you got new work to get used to, you also have to cope with odd sleeping hours, eating in the middle of the night, different working conditions and getting to grips with a complex shift pattern. (There’s a great app to help with that!) Shift work takes getting used to, and it can have quite an effect on your health and lifestyle.   Put off doing shift work yet? Don’t be ... Plenty of jobs and careers require shift work, and the good [...]

New to Shift Work? Here’s some tips for surviving the slog2017-10-09T14:31:58+00:00