Tag Archives: heart disease
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
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
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
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
Caffeine Update: Grab Another Cup of Coffee!
There is more good news for shift workers who rely on caffeine to keep alert while working their unique hours. A panel of experts submitted an advisory report to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and … Continue reading
Take a breath and relax….
So begins an article by Sumathi Reddy published in the Wall Street Journal earlier this week. How many times have you been given or have you given that advice over the years? Did you know that behind that simple phrase … Continue reading
Drink That Coffee!
Last year Working Nights published a blog post, the Benefits of Coffee. It described the results of studies where scientists linked coffee drinking to a reduction in the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, prostate cancer, oral cancer, the most … 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
One More Reason to Eat a Balanced Healthy Diet!
As though there aren’t enough reasons to eat a healthy balanced diet, researchers have come up with one more-Vitamin B6. A study just published in the Journal of Nutrition shows a strong association between chronic inflammation and Vitamin B6; those … Continue reading
Family History and Your Heart
Coronary heart disease is the result of plaque buildup in the arteries, which blocks blood flow and heightens the risk for heart attack and stroke. It accounts for 1 in 6 deaths in the United States. Currently, the Framingham Risk … Continue reading
More Reasons To Get Up And Go!
Many of us are aware of the advantages of physical activity ..and we also know how hard it can be to fit it into our already busy days (and nights)! However, researchers are discovering even more reasons why we should … Continue reading
New Research Shift Workers Should Be Aware of…….
Read on if you are interested in identifying whether you might have heart disease, learn about a possible new way to treat sleep apnea, or hear more about sleep disorders Continue reading
Preventing Cardiovascular Events
Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in the United States. Several studies have reported a higher prevalence of coronary risk factors among rotating shift workers. Continue reading
Snoring may indicate a more serious health condition, such as sleep apnea where your airways are so obstructed that you stop or nearly stop breathing as you sleep.
Come On….Get up and Stretch or Walk Around a Little Bit
Two studies show that getting up from your desk or from the couch even for just a few minutes every hour or so greatly reduces the risk of heart disease. Continue reading