Workplace Well-being and Managing Shift-Work
Numerous research has shown shift workers are prone to various chronic health complaints including gastrointestinal complaints, obesity, insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, mental health disorders, depleted immune systems – to name a few.This stems largely from ongoing sleep deprivation and disruption to the sleep/wake cycle, along with subsequent misalignment of biological circadian rhythms which often induces fatigue, leading to poor dietary and lifestyle habits.
In this webinar, Audra Starkey will explore:
- Why sleep prioritization is critical for anyone working 24/7
- Strategies to support the parasympathetic nervous system to encourage better sleep
- The influence of chrononutrition in the management of shift work wellness
- Shift work nutrition – eating to support more energy, better digestive health and weight regulation
Recording from 8 July 2020
Audra Starkey, Shift Work Veteran, Accredited Trainer and Clinical Nutritionist.
Audra Starkey is a clinically trained nutritionist, accredited trainer, shift work veteran and author of the best-selling book – Too Tired To Cook. After more than twenty years in the aviation industry, Audra decided to switch careers and complete a bachelor of health science degree, majoring in nutritional medicine, to gain a better understanding of the impact a disrupted sleep-wake cycle and poor dietary habits have on our health.
With a particular interest in preventative health, Audra went on to found The Healthy Shift Worker, a company that provides shift-work-specific wellness services for individuals, along with corporate wellness programs via her signature Healthy Shift Worker Workplace Wellness Seminars.