How shift work alters eating patterns

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How shift work alters eating patterns

  1. 1. How shift work alters eating patterns
  2. 2. “ Shift work is more than a work schedule – it is a way of life. When our schedules change, our entire life changes. It impacts on us as individuals, our family, our social life as well as our health.” (Tew, Macdonald 2008)
  3. 3. Shift work - Definition <ul><li>According to Costa (2003) – shift work is any organisation of working hours that differ from the traditional diurnal work period. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Background of shift work <ul><li>“ Shift work existed even in ancient Rome when workers toiled through the night to bring goods and supplies into Rome since traffic on the city streets was limited to the night time hours only.” (Glazner, 1992, p43) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Shift work is widely utilised to: <ul><li>Increase the profitability of a business by operating on a 24 hour basis. </li></ul><ul><li>To maintain the constant production of services and commodities that cannot simply be halted. </li></ul><ul><li>To provide services in health care, protection etc to the public. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Benefits to the shift worker <ul><li>Convenience </li></ul><ul><li>Less working hours during the day </li></ul><ul><li>Training opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Higher remuneration (pay) </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible time </li></ul><ul><li>Avoidance of rush hour traffic </li></ul>
  7. 7. Circadian Rhythm <ul><li>The daily rhythm of the human body </li></ul><ul><li>Rhythm controlled by the secretion of various hormones and body temperature. </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for the flow of our body activity i.e. temperature, wakefulness, gastric activity, heart rate, blood pressure and hormone levels. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Melatonin </li></ul><ul><li>Pineal Gland </li></ul><ul><li>Hypertension </li></ul><ul><li>Gastric ailments </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep disorders </li></ul>
  9. 9. How eating patterns are altered
  10. 10. socialization
  11. 11. Maintaining efficiency & High levels of productivity.
  12. 12. Some examples of stimulants are: <ul><li>Coffee </li></ul>
  13. 13. Tryptophan

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