6 ways nurses and midwives can improve strength and conditioning

Greg Haff is a Professor of Strength and Conditioning at Edith Cowan University. Globally renowned for his research and impact in the field, much of his work has focused on improving resistance training for athletes to enhance performance and prevent injury. Speaking to the ANMJ, Professor Haff shared his insights regarding strength and conditioning and […]

Expert advice on ways to keep moving amidst isolation restrictions

Despite these being unprecedented times, we should keep up exercise routines albeit solo says Associate Professor Kevin Netto, a human movement and sports science researcher at Curtin University. “It’s really, really, really important that we maintain our health in these challenging times,” he says. “I’m not going to preach to the converted, but we all […]

Shifting weight on shift work research

No doubt being a shift worker plays havoc on eating and sleeping habits not to mention opportunities for exercise. Consequently, shift workers are more likely to put on more weight placing them at risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes than regular day workers. Researchers from the University of South Australia and Monash University […]

5 foods to eat on night shift and why

Focussing on health is important for night shift workers

Clinical nutritionist and founder of The Healthy Shift Worker website and podcast, Audra Starkey, focuses her attention on improving the sleep and diets of shift workers such as nurses. Ms Starkey spent two decades working for Qantas in the aviation industry before returning to university to study ways in which to help shift workers working […]

Selfcare on shift

A ‘Rest, Rehydrate, Refuel’ campaign aimed at nurses has been launched by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in the United Kingdom. The 3Rs initiative highlights the importance of nurses looking after themselves while on shift and how dehydration can affect concentration and cognitive function. The campaign emphasises that breaks are not a luxury but […]

Finding relief through yoga

Finding relief through yoga

It’s no secret that being a nurse or a midwife can be stressful. Finding a healthy way to manage and relieve stress before it takes a negative toll on your body is crucial. Anesthetics nurse Jana Hnatova, believes yoga and meditation are great ways to relieve workplace stress. Since taking up yoga over a year […]