Dublin Bus – Introduction to Shift Worker Health

This unique video series created by Ignition Go Health for Dublin Bus shift workers is designed to give you the information to help you understand how you can feel great both on and off your shift.

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Work Your Body Clock

Humans operate on a 24 hour clock and most of us are designed to work during the day. However 1 in 5 of us work better late in the evening and naturally sleep a bit later into the morning and 10% of us work best from about 5 in the morning and need to go to bed earlier than everyone else.

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The Science of Sleep

Sleep is essential to life and to health.

Why are we are designed to spend one third of our life sleeping?

It’s when our brain ‘detoxes’ and  when we make memories. Fat storage and appetite hormones are regulated. clear thinking, a good immune system, a healthy heart, good metabolism, positive mental health plus lots more.

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The meaning of a balanced diet

Over the past few decades, our diet has shifted significantly towards heavily processed foods, leading to a dramatic increase in chronic diseases like diabetes, obesity, stroke, liver disease, cancer, and dementia. Research indicates that 80% of these diseases are preventable through healthy eating habits

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Eat Yourself Full

Almost all heavily processed foods break down quickly and lead to a feeling of hunger within a short time frame. This is one of the main reasons for overeating and weight issues. Tiredness can also disrupt hunger and fullness hormones, causing overeating.

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Less Stress

Stress hormones can be useful helping us in stressful situations especially when we need more energy. These hormones can increase heart rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar temporarily. While useful for immediate danger, these responses also occur in everyday stress, leading to potential health issues like high blood pressure. It can also negatively affect our mental health.

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Powering your immune system

Humans operate on a 24 hour clock and most of us are designed to work during the day. However 1 in 5 of us work better late in the evening and naturally sleep a bit later into the morning and 10% of us work best from about 5 in the morning and need to go to bed earlier than everyone else.