Circadian rhythm

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Circadian rhythm

Postby Mr. PC » Sat 18 May 2013 18:06

I'm curious why nurses in Canada are very unhealthy (they are 'on their feet' walking all day, and many are overweight, based on my mom's experience as a nurse and being around many other nurses). Aren't they constantly getting low level excersisce?
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Re: Circadian rhythm

Postby RRM » Sun 19 May 2013 14:38

Mr. PC wrote:nurses in Canada are very unhealthy
It may have to do with having to work night shifts on occasion.
Your circadian rhythm is very important.
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Circadian rhythm

Postby Mr. PC » Sun 19 May 2013 19:13

I'd like to read more about sleep patterns though now that you mention it.
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Re: Circadian rhythm

Postby RRM » Mon 20 May 2013 12:01

You can start with that wiki page (the link above).
There are also lots of studies about it (in PubMed).
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Re: Circadian rhythm

Postby panacea » Tue 21 May 2013 03:02

I'm not surprised, there's lots of possible reasons..
not much sunlight in canada, they're indoors, up late at night, highly stressed sometimes, expending a lot of energy, poor quality food, constantly bombarded by pathogens, they probably take a lot of vaccines/shots and other things preemptively which may have side effects, they sometimes work near high tech equipment which may have unknown harmful sideffects, they probably either suffer trauma from dying patients, have other psychological factors going on like working themselves too hard, overmotivated to help patients (very motivating job for some, can be a bad thing), etc...

if you had said, "I wonder why people picking fruit all day in a perfect climate (who also eat the fresh picked produce) are not healthy.." then I would be surprised...
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Re: Circadian rhythm

Postby RRM » Tue 21 May 2013 09:20

:)
I agree.

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