21 05, 2019

Have you tried turning it on and off again? The Importance of Rebooting your Phone


It might be a line from comedy, but turning your phone off and rebooting really does solve a lot of problems. We asked our lead developer, Chris, why a phone reboot often solves app and phone problems, and when you should try it? The Advantage of a Reboot Our smartphones are the touchstones of life. They help us manage our time and interact with friends and family. And they are now the most common way we access important information such as our banking.  But, like lots of everyday items, we are in danger of taking our phones for granted. Simple care tips, [...]

Have you tried turning it on and off again? The Importance of Rebooting your Phone2019-05-21T09:54:21+00:00
14 05, 2019

Mindfulness for Shift Workers – Can it help with ShiftWork Sleep Disorder?


Shift workers need sleep! By far the most precious and rarest of commodities for shift workers is good quality sleep. Without quality rest and sleep every day we struggle to stay on top of things, remain healthy or go about our work. When sleep patterns become out of sync or badly adjusted, our bodies will soon let us know. Working around the clock, in artificial light or working unsociable hours impacts our sleeping patterns and, in turn, our well-being. When do you work best? The time of day when we function at our best is different for each person. We all [...]

Mindfulness for Shift Workers – Can it help with ShiftWork Sleep Disorder?2019-05-15T08:25:05+00:00
26 04, 2019

How to set up the iOS Widget for My Shift Planner


The latest version of My Shift PLanner includes widgets in both Android and iOS devices. To set up the widget for your iOS iPhone or iPad. Follow these instructions. In the My Shift Planner app, tap on the calendar icon in the top right of the screen. This brings up the Calendar Options menu you can see in the image below. Tap on Calendar Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen to find "Widget Options." You can see it at the bottom of the image. Here you can choose which calendar to show in the widget. If you've set [...]

How to set up the iOS Widget for My Shift Planner2019-05-23T14:43:14+00:00
22 03, 2019

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
3 12, 2018

Share Your Shift Calendar with My Shift Planner


One of the great things about My Shift Planner is that you can share your shift schedule with a partner, family, colleagues, or anyone you want to. Here’s how to do it. How to Share Your Calendar My Shift Planner is designed to help shift workers plan their lives and stay on top of shift work. One of the ways you can do this is by keeping those closest to you in the loop. If they know your shift rota, they're less likely to try and plan a full day of Christmas shopping when you’re sleeping off a night shift! Luckily, [...]

Share Your Shift Calendar with My Shift Planner2019-01-03T15:41:43+00:00
7 11, 2018

More Temporary Shift Workers Ready for Christmas


More Shift Workers Than Ever There are more shift workers now than ever before, according to figures released last month from the Trades Union Congress (TUC). It’s estimated that here in the UK there are now more than three million people working night shifts. Night workers now account for one in nine employees across Britain. That’s an increase of 151,000 in the last five years.   Increase in Older Shift Workers Most people who work late shifts are aged between 30 and 49. But there has been a big increase in over-50s on night shifts. Almost 200,000 night workers are over [...]

More Temporary Shift Workers Ready for Christmas2018-11-28T16:44:20+00:00
19 09, 2018

September Superfood of the Month – Apples


Autumn is definitely back on this side of the world, with the long hot days of July’s heatwave well and truly behind us.   In honour of the upcoming harvest, this month’s superfood is famed for keeping the doctor away, scrumping and cider! It also happens to be one of the healthiest foods that we grow.   5 Nutritional Powers of Apples! Apples are not only delicious, they have great nutritional power. Here’s five ways apples can help shift workers to stay healthy both on and off shifts.   1. Lose Weight with an Apple a Day Eating apples can aid [...]

September Superfood of the Month – Apples2018-09-19T10:48:30+00:00
22 08, 2018

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
24 07, 2018

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
19 06, 2018

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