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How to Fight the Dangers of Working the Night Shift

An increasing number of Filipinos work in shifts as part of their jobs. These include call center agents, security guards, casino operators, hotel employees and hospital personnel like emergency room physicians, residents, nurses and nursing aides. Police officers, firemen and emergency response paramedics also work in shifts to provide round-the-clock service for us. Yet, all […]

Arrival of Qi: Harmony and Energy

You feel irritable. You have no focus at work. You barely touch your food. You can’t sleep at night. These are the classic signs of stress. As western medicine puts it, stress can be defined as the resulting condition of an individual’s perceived discrepancies or inconsistencies, whether real or not, about the situation that he […]

Meal Replacements for Diabetes

What are meal replacements? Meal replacements are food products, such as shakes, milk drinks, packaged entrées, cereals, soups, and bars, that are taken in place of meals and snacks. They contain a defined amount of calories, almost similar to the calories in a small meal. Since these products come in exact portions, dieters are able […]

Managing Diabetes during Night Shift

Night shift workers have been around since the early 1900s when the automobile, steel and other related industries deemed more profitable a round-the-clock work day than the usual nine-to-five hours. From a purely economical point of view, this made more sense and increased profits. Shift working was also necessary in the healthcare industry for continuous […]

Diabetes Care for Night Shift Workers

People who have regularly worked night shifts are twice as likely to have diabetes. This is attributed to decrease in metabolic health, impaired glucose metabolism, increased body mass index (BMI), and impaired insulin resistance. Meanwhile, diabetic patients working night shift are most likely to suffer complications in diabetes like neuropathy among others. This is because […]

Got Sleep Apnea?

Snoring is considered the trademark of sleep disordered breathing. As one respires, a harsh, disturbing resonance caused by vibrations in the soft palate and the surrounding throat structures, indicates a resistance in the flow of air. Snoring implies that an interruption of airflow in the lungs during sleep may be at hand as well. This […]

Sleep Debt Facts

Have you ever heard of sleep debt? People need enough restorative sleep – nightly to, feel rested and refreshed. Recurrent sleep deprivation over time results in sleep debt. And if this debt isn’t paid, the cost to one’s health is ginormous. Related terms:how to repay sleep debt asaphypoglycemia sleep debtit\s ridiculous how much sleep debt […]

Coffee Health Benefits

Coffee is very common beverage that is often drunk to get a person going in the morning. In some cases, especially for night shift employees like call center agents, coffee is used to keep oneself up and awake. This is precisely because coffee can increase energy levels as it contains a stimulant called caffeine. The […]

Little Miss Independent

Situation: A mother, a father, the children, and their children’s children, all living under the same roof. This is a common Filipino household. But in the digital age of touch screens and video calls, this concept of family tradition has experienced a shift as young adults are now daring to venture out into independent life—single […]

The Science of Siesta

Temptation is at hand as one thinks about curling up on the desk, escaping from the noise, and refreshing both mind and body by catching a few Z’s in the afternoon. This is Siesta, a part of Filipino culture seen in many Latin American countries and Spain. Related terms:agnes tirona remullafilipino siestaagnes tironawww allaboutdiabetes net the-science-of-siestasiesta […]