Tag Archives: obesity
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
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
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
Sometimes the best things in life really are free…
…and in this case, also easily accessible and good for us. What could it be you ask? The answer is water, which is essential to keeping us alive since all the systems of our body require it to function properly, … 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 Benefits of Green Tea
Green tea may prove to be the solution to a number of the health issues faced by many people, especially shift workers.Â Thousands of studies over the last 20 years have described its benefits. Dr. Christopher Ochner, a research scientist … Continue reading
New Year’s Resolutions
Happy New Year! For many of us, this is often the time of year when, after having made New Year’s resolutions, we begin to slide and eventually, go back to our old undesirable ways. One proof of this is evident … Continue reading
Ladies and Gentlemen, Pick Up Your Brooms!
Looking for a way to increase your physical activity and fit the recommended 150 minutes of exercise per week into your already full day? Start cleaning! As health experts look at the continued weight gain of people in North America, … Continue reading
Connecting Sleep Deprivation and Obesity
We very often write about the impact that sleep (or lack of it) has on every aspect of our lives, especially the lives of shift workers. The results of a new study have been released which might further explain the … Continue reading
An Apple A Day May…
keep the fat away (as well as the doctor)! A study in Plos One suggests that eating unpeeled apples may keep extra pounds and obesity related diseases at bay. The study, conducted at the University of Iowa, found that a … Continue reading
Have Heartburn during the Nightshift?
A team of researchers recruited 350 people to look at whether their nighttime eating habits predicted their risk of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Studies have indicated that shift workers appear to have increased risk of gastrointestinal symptoms and peptic ulcer disease. Continue reading
Seeking a Real Quick Route to Better Health? Eat More Red!
Red grapes, sweet potatoes, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes and red wine are all great foods and drinks for shift workers looking to lower their risk of heart disease and diabetes. Continue reading
New Study Supports Claims that Oatmeal is Good for Shift Workers!
Soluble fiber improves the immune system – try nutrition bars. 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