Rail Wellbeing Live 2020

Nutrition for sleep, fatigue and shift work

Our body’s circadian rhythm plays a huge part in our health. It programmes the body to be active during the day and conversely, to fast, and focus on repairing and restoring itself at night.

Therefore anyone who works shifts will benefit from gaining a better understanding of how to minimise the impact of disruption to our body clock. Equipped with this knowledge, it is possible to significantly reduce both physical and mental health risks as well as improve general wellbeing and energy levels.

In this practical session, we look at:

  • How our body clock works
  • Food and hydration tips, including healthy swaps
  • Some key guidelines about timings with example meal plans for different shift patterns
  • Lifestyle habits including exercise, relaxation and sleep
  • Practical planning including recommended equipment and recipes