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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
Beware of the Brownies!
Baked World markets a brownie called Lazy Larry; they are filled with melatonin, a naturally occurring compound often used to treat sleep disorders. Continue reading
Feeling Grouchy and Touchy? Read This!
Shift workers only sleep 5-6 hours a day, leaving most feeling tired and irritable. Bad tempers can lead to job loss or divorce if not managed properly. Continue reading
Teach Children about Working Nights and Learn Something New Yourself Too!
Children’s book for 4-8 year olds covering topics about shift work, including getting sleep, eating well, exercising and saving time for fun and recreation. Continue reading
Shift Work and Divorce – Does the Work Schedule Really Make a Difference?
Studies have found that people working shift work tend to experience greater marital instability. This post gives some ideas about why and what to do about it. Continue reading
Weight, Obesity, Fitness and Health
Participation in shift work has been associated with increased body mass index, prevalence of obesity and other health problems. Continue reading
Families and Friends of Shift Workers – How to Help
With over 55 million Americans working nonstandard work schedules, up to 150 million people are directly impacted by shift work schedules, based on US census statistics of household size. But many more people are actually impacted by shift work because, while household size has been shrinking, extended families (e.g. extended relatives, neighbors and friends, co-workers) are becoming more important. Shift work can cause difficulty creating and maintaining relationships, and often it’s hard for others to realize special challenges shift workers face. Continue reading