Category Archives: Health
Learning To Work With Your Immune System
The immune system is much less about exercising power than it is about finding balance. You can help train and maintain it. Here’s how. https://www.nytimes.com/guides/smarterliving/improve-your-immune-system?utm_source=sharetools&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=website&emc=eta1
The Impact of Ageing on Sleep
It seems like every day we learn more about the importance of a full night of beneficial and restorative sleep; we understand that it impacts every portion of our lives and without it, we are vulnerable to a myriad of … Continue reading
Feeling stressed? Don’t let it get the best of you! Here are some tips from WEBMD for some quick stress relief: Chew gum Get outside Smile Sniff lavender Listen to music Focus on breathing Be kind to yourself Jot down … Continue reading
Not Just For Kids!
Naps…they really are not just for kids! Dr. Damien Leger, a French sleep researcher, writes that napping should be considered a basic right, not a luxury or an activity to be hidden or derided. He stresses how important they are … Continue reading
An influential of panel of experts gathered by the World Health Organization (WHO) have concluded that drinking coffee regularly could protect against two different types of cancer, uterine and liver, although it is not clear why. As recently as 1991, … Continue reading
Help for Insomnia
Chronic insomnia is defined as at least three restless nights per week for at least three months. Have you been experiencing this? If yes, you are not alone! The American College of Physicians (ACP) reports that 6-10 percent of people … Continue reading
March is National Nutrition Month
Welcome to National Nutrition Month! The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics created this annual campaign in 1973 to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. It began as a … Continue reading
New CDC Sleep Study
At Working Nights we often discuss the importance of sleep and the obstacles shift workers face in trying to get enough of it. Lack of sleep is not only a major issue for shift workers but for many adults … Continue reading
The Effects of Interrupted Sleep
Ask yourself how often you get a full uninterrupted night’s sleep… do you ever? If your answer is sometimes, rarely or never, you are not alone! We now know that sleep impacts EVERY part of our mental, physical and emotional … Continue reading
Sleep…the Key to Staying Healthy This Winter!
Sleep is a subject being studied by researchers more than ever as they continue to learn how it impacts every part of our mental, physical and emotional lives. Working Nights discusses it often since shift workers, due to their unique … Continue reading
Are You Sitting Too Much?
In recent years there have been numerous articles written about the physical toll of being sedentary. Excessive sitting is associated with 34 chronic diseases and conditions! Studies show that sitting too much has been linked to cardiovascular events like heart attack, … Continue reading
No More Excuses!
Most of us know the importance of exercise, but still come up with excuses not to do any. It may be too hot, too cold, too wet or too snowy. You may be too tired, too busy or too stressed. … Continue reading
The News Keeps Getting Better for Coffee Drinkers…..
…. many of whom are shift workers depending upon its caffeine to keep them alert and awake. As we mentioned in our blog a few months ago, a panel of experts submitted an advisory report about caffeine to the U.S. … Continue reading
Is Laughter the Best Medicine?
Last week on April 14th, International Moment of Laughter Day was celebrated. Never heard of it? It was created by Humorologist Izzy Gesell and its goal is to encourage people to laugh. You may have heard the saying ‘Laughter is the … Continue reading
The Impact of Daylight Saving Time
How are you feeling this week….even more tired than usual? That may be due to Daylight Saving Time which occurred this past weekend. As we move the clocks forward, we lose an hour of that so very essential and precious … Continue reading