Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Nurses' Adverse Work Schedules Linked to Obesity

A recently published study in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine found that nurses who work long hours, have a high work burden, are required to be on-call/ utilize overtime, and/or lack of rest are more prone to risk factors associated with obesity. The research team associated 'adverse work schedules' with less restful sleep, and less exercise, thus increasing the likilihood of obesity among nurses working these type of schedules.

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