Studies have shown that night workers are more likely to be obese than people who work days, studies have shown. They’re also more prone to diabetes and high blood pressure, among many other health problems. Reason: Your internal clocks expect you to be active during the day and to sleep at night, which can cause weight gain even when their total daily intake of calories are the same as for people who eat at more conventional times and don’t gain weight.

Additionally, people who are active at night have a rise in blood pressure and changes in hormone output, which can contribute to health problems. What to do: Avoid getting most of your calories in at night. For example, if you work the 8 pm to 4 am shift, have your main meal around 7 pm. Drinking plenty of water also can help prevent over-eating during the shift.

People who don’t work nights should avoud eating at night as well. Best: Eat dinner at least three hours before bedtime. Also, no matter what time you go to bed, try not to eat any snacks two hours beforehand. A before-sleep snack produces energy that’s not needed – the excess calories get stored as fat.

Let us help you reach your health goals here at South Orange Chiropractic Center by joining our 30-day body transformation challenge beginning on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014. This program will be introduced at our office at 7:15 pm, and will help you with weight loss, better digestion, and increased energy by removing the impurities from your body. You will experience more vitality and mental clarity while shedding 9-15 lbs in a safe and effective nutritional cleanse. Seating is limited, so please sign up at your next office visit or by calling the office at 973-761-0022.