Sunday, March 28, 2010

How to Stay Healthy Even When Working in Shifting Schedules

Working in a call center company means working in shifting schedules. Most of the time, the work schedule is always at night. And that means your biological clock will be altered and may result to some serious health conditions. Posted on

Based on some studies more and more call center agents are having weight problems. In fact, the number of obese call center agents are getting higher. 

But it does not mean you can't stay fit and healthy even working in shifting schedules. It is just a matter of making adjustments.

Let me share some tips on how to stay healthy even when you're working on a graveyard shift. *Graveyard shift is any non-standard work schedule in which hours are commonly or always rendered outside the period between 7AM and 6PM.

Tip #1. Always have a good sleep. Make sleep a priority. An uninterrupted 7-8 hours sleep is advisable. To have a good sleep, it is helpful to try simulating night-time sleeping conditions. Make the room temperature colder and make the room darker. What I personally do, I ask my mom to use dark colored curtains in my room's window to make my work darker.

Tip #2. Eat right. The digestive system slows down at night that is why night workers should eat light during shift and just eat moderate breakfast. Eat slowly and relax during meals, allow time for digestion. Drink lots of water.

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