Why Do Shiftworkers need Lifestyle Education?
For the answer to that question, let us explore the different meanings behind our motto: The difference is night and day!
The Difference between Working Nights and Days
Shiftwork is defined as any work done outside the regular 8:00 am to 5:00 pm shift. Since humans have evolved to be day-oriented, working at night can take its toll on our bodies and minds.
Helping shiftworkers adapt to the differences between working at night and working during the day was the driving principle behind the development of Shifting to Wellness. The health and education professionals that designed the program combined their expertise to form a complete wellness approach to managing a shiftwork lifestyle.
The Difference between Before and After
Research has shown that shiftworkers are at greater risk of heart disease and gastrointestinal disorders, experience higher levels of sleep problems and fatigue, and report lower levels of job satisfaction. Consequently, these factors have a detrimental effect on the quality of their family life. Similarly, research shows that organizations operating a shiftwork schedule experience lower-than-average productivity and employee morale, as well as a higher rate of absenteeism, stress leave, and on-the-job accidents.
Our program can help change all that! Once you've implemented Shifting to Wellness we think you will agree - the difference is truly night and day!
The Shifting to Wellness Difference
Shifting to Wellness is set apart from other shiftwork-related programs in several ways. First, we offer the only program that is associated with an accredited academic institution.
Professional educators from Keyano College combined their expertise in curriculum design and delivery with the expert knowledge of leading health professionals. The result: Canada's most comprehensive shiftwork lifestyle training program. Even better, Shifting to Wellness is completely flexible. It can be tailored to meet the needs of any company.
Furthermore, Shifting to Wellness extends its focus beyond the workplace. Some other courses focus their attention squarely on the workplace. Our program works to enhance all aspects of life - the physical, emotional and mental. This all-encompassing approach to health and wellness includes strategies to improve life at home and at work.