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IT Night Shift Workers: Fat and Undersexed

wiredmikey (1824622) writes | more than 2 years ago

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wiredmikey (1824622) writes "The results of a recent survey released today by Men's Health Network, found that shift workers, people who work non-traditional hours including IT professionals working overnight shifts, report that these shifts are negatively impacting their health, work, well-being, and quality of life.

The survey revealed that the majority of shift workers (79%) believe that they are negatively impacted by their shift work and voiced daily concern over their energy level (47%), weight (43%), and their sex lives (30%).

Additionally, the survey showed that the average shift worker hasn't had a meal with their family in two weeks or exercised in 24 days.

The results of this survey really shouldn't be surprising. While the survey shows infers that shift workers may be overweight, the issue extends far beyond and into the general population of the United States, including children. Childhood obesity is at all all time high in America, so this issue isn't just related to the night shift.

According to the company that commissioned the study, shift work disorder is a recognized medical condition that occurs when an individual's internal sleep-wake clock is not in sync with their work schedule. Because of this disruption in the body's natural rhythm, people with shift work disorder may struggle to stay awake during their working hours, known as excessive sleepiness, or have trouble sleeping during their sleeping hours, known as insomnia, or both."

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