Audra, based in Brisbane, Australia and is a specialist in nutrition and wellbeing and her focus is on shift work, how it affects you and how you can look after yourself better while working shifts.
Top 3 Points from this podcast:
- Prioritise your sleep, this is critically important.
- For each meal think? Is there a serving of protein, healthy fats, complex carbohydrates and veggies, as you want a macro nutrient balanced meal to help reduce the blood sugar spikes.
- Eat minimally during the night time, don’t eat continuously. At night your body doesn’t function as well as during the day.
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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, Audrawent 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 and online training programs.