SURVIVING SHIFT WORK. PART 2

This post has been awhile coming but hopefully will worth the wait. In Part 1 I described the principles I follow to minimise the circadian rhythm disruption from shift work. This post is basically what I do. I work 3 types of shifts: DAY SHIFT  – Start time between 7.15am and 9am. Finish time between […]

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Surviving Shift Work. Part I

This is not a blog post on why good sleep is essential or about the physiology underlying human sleep/wake cycle. Many folks have written about this and I will add some good resources at the bottom of this page. This is a condensed version of a talk Jamie and myself give about shift work with […]

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STARTING A MARTIAL ART AT 35

In my last post I spoke about my new direction to learn new skills. One of the consequences of this decision was joining a local Kung Fu martial arts club together with Jamie. With my 35th birthday on the horizon and 3 short months of training under my (now yellow!) belt I wanted to share […]

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CONFESSIONS OF AN IMPOSTER

Anyone who has any familiarity with Russian schooling will tell you it is tough. Growing up in a family which was very academically-oriented was doubly tough. My high school subjects included astronomy, chemistry, physics, algebra, geometry, Russian history, law, world culture, Russian literature, English literature, biology, and a bunch of other stuff that clearly didn’t […]

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SHAMING THE FAT AWAY

This morning I had the unfortunate experience of watching a particularly vile video. This was brought to my attention by Dr Yoni Freedhoff and I have to say that I share his outrage. The video is supposed to be a “satirical representation” of a typical encounter between a doctor and an overweight patient. It was […]

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