This week we’re heading all the way to Germany to chat with Michael Wieden, the founder of Aliamos, a company that works with organisations to improve the health and well-being of employees by taking into consideration the unique biological rhythms of individuals. Things we discuss: 1. What is chronobiology, and why is it important for… Continue reading HSW 99: Shift Scheduling and Chronotypes with Michael Wieden
Headaches and night shift are quite synonymous with one another, as is often the case, after a string of early shifts. In this episode, Audra shares some of the causes of headaches (besides the obvious of sleep deprivation), along with some suggestions on how to reduce your chances of getting them in the first place.… Continue reading HSW 98: Minimising Headaches After Night Shift
A healthy shift worker – myth or a reality? In today’s episode, we discuss this exact topic with Roger Sutherland who has been a police officer for over 35 years, and is part of an emergency services family with a son, daughter and partner who also work 24/7. Some of the things that we discuss… Continue reading HSW 97: Becoming a Healthy Shift Worker with Roger Sutherland
Today we’re talking about the benefits of exercise when it comes to managing our mental health – in particular around the topic of PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with Beck Lawther, a Police Officer with the Victorian Police Service based in Melbourne. Beck is also the co-founder of Triple Zero Fit, a personal training… Continue reading HSW 95: Exercise, Mental Health and PTSD with Beck Lawther
Are you a shift worker living in Brisbane or know someone who is? If so, this podcast is for you! In conjunction with the launch of my new book ‘Too Tired To Cook’, I’m super excited to announce my first ever Healthy Shift Worker Live Event in Brisbane, which is open to the general public!… Continue reading HSW 92: Live Event – Brisbane!
It’s finally here. A book exclusively for shift workers! After many years of writing on and off, my new book – ‘Too Tired To Cook: The Shift Worker’s Guide To Working (and Surviving) In A 24/7 World’ has finally hit the stores of global online book retailers, along with being distributed within bookstores around Australia.… Continue reading HSW 89: New Book For Shift Workers!
When it comes to our health, there are many pillars, but none is more important than sleep – especially if you work 24/7! So in today’s podcast, we’re talking with Dr Carmel Harrington who holds a PhD in Sleep Medicine from Sydney University, along with yoga instructor veteran Jennie Blevins on how a regular practice… Continue reading HSW 88: Sleep and Yoga with Dr Carmel Harrington and Jennie Blevins
In this episode, we’re talking about insulin resistance, a condition that has been shown in the research that shift workers are at risk of developing, due to a multitude of factors. Whilst most of us are aware that the type of food that we eat plays a key role in the regulation of our blood… Continue reading HSW 85: Shift Work and Insulin Resistance
In today’s episode, we’re talking about Shift Work Disorder, a condition that can affect those working 24/7 with sleep and circadian rhythm researcher Dr Jade Murray from Monash University in Melbourne. I absolutely loved this chat with Dr Murray where we discuss: What exactly is shift work disorder? Why do people need to be concerned… Continue reading HSW 82: Shift Work Disorder with Dr Jade Murray
OK. So this has to be the million dollar question. Is there a perfect shift work diet? After recording a free training recently on this exact topic in my Healthy Shift Workers Facebook Group that generated an enormous amount of interest, I decided to record a condensed version of this discussion on today’s podcast. What… Continue reading HSW 81: Is There A Perfect Shift Work Diet?