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Maintain Healthy Lifestyle on Graveyard Shift

Working in a call center can pose a lot of health risk, especially when you are assigned in the graveyard shift. The physical, mental and emotional stress brought about by the job itself and your schedule can make your health deteriorate if you do not watch out for it.

Graveyard shift can be hard and you be conscious about your health lifestyle. Here are a few pointers.

Get enough sleep. It’s hard to get through the day if you didn’t have enough sleep, much more if you are working at night. Make sure you always have that eight-hour sleep everyday. Have your windows draped with heavy curtain or something that would darken your room and sleep with fan or air conditioner to trick your body into sleeping at night until your body clock has adjusted.

Bring packed lunch. As much as possible, bring your own food to work, instead of spoiling yourself in fastfood and ready to eat meals available in convenience stores. They are all proven unhealthy especially if taken regularly and much more expensive.

Avoid smoking areas. Some agents have explained that smoking actually helps them calm down after a stressful call (especially if was an irate customer). Though this could be true, you know there are other ways and means of getting proper stress buster. Besides, you wouldn’t want the numerous risk posed by cigarette smoking to your health, so you better stay away from the smoking areas.

Drink lots of water. This is important, with or without graveyard shift to bust. Hydrating yourself is the most basic way to keep your health at bay, so make sure to keep your tumbler filled with water. It is also recommended not to drink cold water when you’re taking calls because that might bring you sore throat.

Food supplements are necessary. You don’t get to eat the right foods during graveyard shift, because this shift is much more tiring that you might not be able to prepare the meal for work. Food supplements come in handy in this, so that you still get the nourishment you skip from the food you eat. Some companies offer allowance for this, but if you happen to be in a company that does not have it, then just include it in your budget. Food supplements are far cheaper compared to antibiotics and other medicines you might be prescribed to take if you get sick.

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