Graveyard Shift And Work From Home

Oh that has been tiring! I have been working from home this past week, with the exception of Monday. Due to some issue with scheduling I ended up having to conduct training for a set of 12 newly hired employees and I had to do it in the graveyard shift or 1:30 am to 9:30 am to be precise. This is a tiring shift and especially for the likes of me. No longer being a spring chicken, I rarely do this kind of shift. Also due to some health issues that I have faced.

Anyways, initially I was told that I might just have to do it for a couple of days but I will end up doing it for 2 week, this week and the next. But the good thing is that I can work from home. The bad thing is that I barely get a full sleep. I go to slee after dinner, usually at 9pm and keep the alarm for 1am. I wake up and wash my face and then setup the work laptop and connect to the VPN before I go make a cup of black coffee and start the work. At 4 am I give the trainees a break for 25 minutesand I go look for some biscuits or an apple or something.

Work continues till 7 am when I send the guys for a 45 minute breakfast break. During this time I make another cup of coffee and look to see what I can have for breakfast. I complete the work day by 9:30 am and see if there is any pending work. By 11 am I try to get a nap for an hour or 2 and then have lunch and watch a movie. At 5 pm I will get a snack and make tea. I shower by 6:30 pm and chill till 9pm when I have lunch and then go to sleep till 1 am. Rinse & repeat.

7 Health Benefits To Eating Pineapple

Provides plenty of nutrients

Pineapple is low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals. One cup of pineapple chunks will deliver:

  • Vitamin C: You’ll get about one-third of your recommended daily amount of vitamin C, which aids in tissue growth and repair. Vitamin C helps boost your immune system and may also help fight cancer, heart disease and arthritis.
  • Manganese: Pineapple has more than 100% of your recommended daily amount of this essential trace element. Manganese helps with bone formation, immune response and metabolism.
  • Fiber: Nearly 10% of your daily fiber needs are in one cup of pineapple. “Fiber is necessary for a healthy gut and can help you stave off hunger,” Zumpano says.
  • B vitamins: Pineapple gives you a healthy dose of several B vitamins, including thiamin, niacin, B6 and folate. These nutrients help your body process energy from the food you eat. They’re also critical to forming new red blood cells, which carry oxygen to your organs and tissues.
  • Various minerals: Pineapple contains several minerals your body needs for proper function, including copper, potassium and magnesium.

Promotes tissue healing

“Pineapple is the only food known to contain bromelain, an enzyme that helps your skin and tissues heal,” Zumpano shares. “Bromelain appears to produce substances that combat in pain and swelling.” Consuming bromelain from pineapple might also help your skin heal after surgery or injury.

Fights inflammation

“Inflammation is a natural process that occurs in our bodies to help fight off illness,” Zumpano explains, “but too much inflammation, especially over long periods, can lead to conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and cancer.” The anti-inflammatory power in bromelain can help fight inflammation and may suppress the growth of certain tumors. Of course, eating pineapple isn’t a cancer-free guarantee. “But eating lots of colorful fruits and vegetables, including pineapple, is a good way to help prevent cancer and other health conditions,” Zumpano says.

Aids digestion

Here’s another reason to make pineapple your go-to dessert: Pineapple contains a significant amount of fiber, which is associated with better digestion. Bromelain is also thought to aid in digestion, though there’s not enough scientific evidence to say for certain.

Relieves arthritis pain

The anti-inflammatory power of pineapple’s bromelain may provide pain relief for people with osteoarthritis. “If you have achy joints from osteoarthritis, try adding pineapple into your diet,” Zumpano suggests, “but don’t stop taking your medications or change your dose without talking to your doctor.”

May help with weight loss

Most weight loss experts recommend a diet rich in fruits and vegetables if you’re trying to shed pounds. But pineapple could be your diet’s BFF (best fruit friend) because its enzymes just might help with fat burning. “The studies on pineapple as a weight-loss aid are only animal-based, so we need more evidence of this claim,” Zumpano notes. “But adding some of this healthy fruit to your diet certainly couldn’t hurt.”

Helps with post-workout recovery

When your muscles work hard, they produce inflammation — leading to that inevitable soreness that can sideline you for up to three days. But popping pineapple into your post-workout smoothie might help you get back to your training regimen a little sooner. “The anti-inflammatory power in pineapple could soothe muscles and may help them recover more quickly,” Zumpano says.