How To Stay Healthy with A Night Shift

Customer acquisition services are one of the services that goes on for 24 hours a day, which means that someone has to be doing their job even at night. However, it’s known by many people that staying up late, even though you sleep most of the day away, can make you sick. For those who are working night shifts, here are some things you can do to stay healthy.

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Get rid of the junk food

When you’re tired and want to have a quick snack, you’d probably reach for the junk food since they’re easier to get a hold of or stock up on. To stay healthy, keep healthy food at work and at home. Those who work during the night have higher risk of developing heart disease and gain more weight, so keep healthy food such as fruit and vegetables, and oatmeal or granola bars is a better option than grabbing a bag of chips.

Stock up on home cooking

Cook for an entire week on the weekends and freeze it. When you get home, all you have to do is pop that in the microwave and eat it. That’s better than getting home tired and still have to cook. Things you can keep in the freezer are some grilled chicken breasts, steamed vegetables, and oats that you can prepare at work if you bring lunch with you. This way, you can use that cooking time for sleep.

Schedule your meals

You should still be eating three meals a day with some snacks in between, but just because you’re working at night doesn’t mean you can eat massive amounts of food. You should eat after your shift when you get home, eat when you wake up, and eat again before you start work. You should also bring healthy snacks to work so that they can keep you feeling full instead of hungry if you keep on munching on junk food.

Exercise

It’s difficult to push an exercise schedule when work is being too demanding, but try to exercise when you can. It doesn’t have to be an intense workout. Try to take the stairs instead of the elevator, or get off the bus farther than you normally wood and walk the rest of the way home. Not only will this keep you healthier, but it will energize you and make you sleep better.

Lessen coffee and avoid energy drinks

Energy drinks are full of sugar and other nasty stuff. Sure it’s okay to take one once in a while, but if you’re taking energy drinks every night, or more coffee during your shift, you’re going to end up with palpitations and diabetes. If you’re going to take coffee, take it hours before your shift since it can mess with your sleep when you get home. Limit coffee to once every shift and avoid energy drinks.

Hope this helps you get through the grueling graveyard shift. Having a career on customer acquisition services can really be hard work but it’s usually a rewarding job. But remember, the night shift gives workers a higher risk of heart disease, so do your part in keeping yourself healthy!

 

About the author:

Katrina is your average gal living inside the metro who has passion for writing, travel and photography. She admires nature at its finest and always wanted to become one of them. Dreaming to have the Cinderella life one day, humming with the birds, dancing with the clouds.

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