Okey dokey. Hands up if you eat at your desk??
Shift workers are notorious for having gut issues for a myriad of reasons, but before sending you off to complete a heap of tests or writing a script to take some pills – has your health practitioner ever asked you WHERE and HOW you eat?
Because if you’re sitting at your desk shovelling food down whilst you’re typing at your computer or on the phone, you’re likely going to overeat and bypass the body’s innate hunger mechanism which will contribute to gut discomfort.
Healthy Shift Worker Podcast Episode 18:
This week Audra interview’s the Head of Psychological Sciences and Statistics at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne – Professor Greg Murray. Greg is a practicing clinical psychologist, a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society, and is involved nationally with the training an accreditation of clinical psychologists in Australia.
His major area of research interest is the chronobiology of mood, especially the relationship between sleep, circadian function and positive mood states – which are all very relevant points of interest, for anyone who has to work 24/7.
Greg also has a completely different life off campus as a drummer which makes this episode not only incredibly informative – but entertaining too!
Photo source: Swinburne University of Technology
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