The risk of disease in shift workers, in particular, cardiovascular disease (CVD) will be highlighted in this free webinar.
Risk of disease in shift workers
In order to meet the increasing demands of the 24/7 economy, many people now work shifts. Research shows that shift workers have poorer health outcomes than non-shift workers and have a 40% increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
In this webinar, Dr Kolbe-Alexander will discuss and present evidence on the risk of disease in shift workers including CVD and other non-communicable diseases (NCD’s).
Recorded on: 14th November 2018
Learning outcomes of the webinar
- Understand the evidence to determine whether the risk for CVD and other NCD’s is higher in those who work shifts.
- Describe the patterns of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in shift workers.
- Implement or develop new interventions promoting PA in shift workers based on knowledge from current PA patterns together with the effectiveness of health promotion programmes.
Dr Kolbe-Alexander’s research focuses on the role of physical activity and the prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases.
Much of her research is conducted in the worksite setting. She investigates the effectiveness of worksite health promotion programmes on improving employee health status and lifestyle behaviours.
More recently, she has been conducting research among shift workers, as this group has been shown to be at increased risk of NCD’s. Her research finds that they are less likely to engage in a health-seeking behaviour.
She is currently a member of the International Society of Physical Activity’s Board and chairperson of their Education Committee.
Future and previous BASES webinars
This webinar is in association with The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).
For more information on our upcoming and previous webinars with BASES (all of which are available for playback on our website) check out Human Kinetics and BASES Webinars – Everything you need to know.
For more information on sleep and how it can impact performance take a look at our webinar Sleep and Performance – Time to wake up! presented by Dr Ian Dunican.