After working and running my own restaurant business in Goa India for 4 years. Very busy beach side restaurant, sometime we work for 18 hours, very little sleep, seasonal business and we most make the money we can for full year by working 5 months. Work, money, food is all ok but how often we think our cells need time to recover? how often we even think about breathing properly and allow body to recover so we will not get sick later. I was working as a chef, I felt sick after 4 years of kitchen, stress, anger, chaste pains, tiredness, fatigue. One of my friend was French and he used to go for massage every 3 weeks and i never seen him stress like myself, he was well balance , calm. I asked him how he cannot get any stress, he told me: “walk in morning, exercise, breathing and Every 2 week massage is very important for people who works indoors for long time or shifts”. Massage eliminate toxins from body, it is scientific proof.
“I stop working in kitchen, I rather manage it and serve foods. Since Goa i start practicing massage and helping people.” For many people it’s not possible to give up, because of their passion for cooking or for money that offer.
Not just Kitchen worker, any worker those who work standing for long hours, long shift, they definitely benefit from massage at least once month. Hair dressers, massage therapist, people work in desk with computer required good regular shoulder and head massage to keep their stress under control.
But working in kitchen is the tuff job, wish high stress, close door, noise, fast pace work.
Chefs at every level of the industry face injuries and health problems due to the nature of their work. These issues range from problems caused by the job itself – such as back pain and arthritis – to problems caused by the unavoidable lifestyle that comes with being a chef. A professional kitchen is an incredibly stressful environment in which to work and it is not surprising that many chefs suffer illnesses as a result of the long hours they spend in their kitchens. – Totalfood.com
Late Nights and Split Shifts
Some of the biggest health concerns facing chefs are not directly related to the job but are a result of the lifestyle associated with it. This includes the risk of diabetes and heart disease that is caused by a lack of exercise and negative eating habits. As chefs work during the hours that most people are eating, they often have no organized eating pattern and this can encourage them to eat convenience food at odd times of the day and night.
Convenience food is often unhealthy and can be packed full of preservatives and saturated fats. However, it can be preferable to cooking something healthy at the end of a day during which the chef has done nothing but cook. In addition to an unhealthy diet, chefs often do not have time for exercise – they often have only one day off a week and it can be difficult to squeeze a jog in between shifts. This leaves the morning as the only time for exercise, but given that they work late into the night, getting up to exercise can mean missing out on vital sleep.
This work pattern can also have psychological effects on chefs, as they miss out on social activities due to work and can become isolated from friends and family due to the antisocial hours during which they work. Evenings off are therefore extremely important to wellbeing, which can in turn make it easier to stick to a healthier diet and exercise regime due to increased motivation.
Stress-related Health Issues
The stress of working in a kitchen can have adverse effects on health. On the job, chefs are effectively working to a constant stream of tight deadlines while trying to remain safe and organized in a confined and hazardous environment. It is unsurprising; therefore, that many chefs suffer from stress-related health problems, whether they are direct or indirect. Directly, chefs may be prone to high blood pressure as a result of their working environments. Indirectly, chefs can develop health problems based on how they choose to unwind and relax between shifts or at the end of the working day.
There are some key physical health issues that are caused by standing up in a kitchen all day, as well as by lifting heavy pots and pans. Naturally, the height of kitchen surfaces is designed to suit all, which means that they are never at the correct height for an individual. Leaning over a work surface while preparing food can strain the ligaments and discs in the lower back, thereby causing severe pain. Ideally, surfaces would be raised to prevent this from happening but in reality it is impossible.
Back experts suggests that instead, raising one foot onto a small stool can reduce the compression on the nerves and therefore help to relieve the pain. Back pain can also be encountered as a result of lifting heavy pots and pans from one surface to another, particularly if they are held at a distance from the body. Unfortunately, as pans are often hot when they are being moved, they cannot be held too close to the body, but keeping them as close as possible reduces the strain on the back, Neck and shoulders.
Work inside the kitchen, standing long hours in feet, constantly go, stressful environment, very less air, breathing lots fume and oils from food. It is really hard job. I feel for people those who work in kitchen for so many years, 90% of people word in kitchen they said the are doing it for money to support family or living. Only few dose this job for passion.
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