Most people understand why they should eat vegetables every day — they’re loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. But you may not realize that when you eat your veggies can make a difference. Packing veggies into your breakfast can impact how you feel and how much you eat that day.
It’s always a smart idea to have a strong, updated resume. But “updated” doesn’t only mean having your latest credentials and work history in a formatted template. It also means abiding by the tried-and-true best practices every nursing resume should follow.
Nurse finds joy in travel, food, and friends, even after the death of her son
Nurse lives a life guided by service
Celebrating Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month: One Nurse’s Journey From Military Nursing In India to Magnet Program Director In Texas
Change begins with a single idea. But all too often, great ideas don’t make it out of the breakroom.
When you think of playing a team sport, do you have tunnel vision of your school-age days? Or do you associate organized athletics with cheering for your kids on the sidelines? Just because you’re an adult now doesn’t mean you can’t also enjoy the camaraderie and physical benefits that come from team sports.
Organization creates a CEO Step Club to promote engagement and physical activity among nurses and other staff
Orlando VA Health Care System embraces innovation and wellness
Nurse creates wellness program built for health care professionals
“By learning about the past, you come to understand the present, so you may make educated decisions about the future.” Richelle Mead, American author
Nurse changes her lifestyle for the better to see her grandkids grow up
Check out the news or social media, and you’ll see evidence of climate change causing extreme temperatures and adverse weather events. But climate change’s powerful impact on human health may not be so obvious — unless you work in health care.
Nurse brings passion and optimism to environmental health issues
Do you know much about the food you’re putting into your body? Like how processed it is and what kind of nutrients it contains? Do you choose certain foods simply because they taste good, or do you choose foods because of how healthy they are?
Nurse lives a life powered by positivity
By Cody Stubbe, MSN, RN Cody Stubbe, RN, MSN, is a nursing instructor in Omaha, Nebraska, the co-leader of PCRM's Nurses Nutrition Network , a member of ACLM , the co-director of So Many Cooks in the Kitchen and So Many Kids in the Kitchen , a Food for Life Instructor , and is the president of Wholistcdish LLC.
Nurse Inspires Wellness With Her Videos
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Sleep may feel like a reward, especially after working a 12-hour shift. But it’s more than just a luxury. Sleep plays a critical role in how your body repairs itself and functions. Not getting enough can be detrimental to your health — particularly your heart health.
Nurse finds balance with Ayurveda and yoga
This fact sheet is brought to you by the Policy & Government Affairs department at the American Nurses Association - January 2023.
Nurse uses HNHN community to stay motivated and live healthy
Nurse runs triathlons to stay healthy and support good causes
NOTE: COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccine information can change. For the most up-to-date guidelines, please visit the CDC page titled, “ Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines Including Boosters .” People want to put COVID-19 behind them. But while most COVID-related restrictions are gone, the virus is here for the foreseeable future.
Nurse adjusts lifestyle to lose more than 100 pounds
As a nurse, you help others heal and stay healthy. But what if you realized your upbringing and life experiences might be causing you to treat some patients and coworkers differently? That kind of bias, called implicit or unconscious bias, is something that every nurse and every human being lives with — you may not even be aware of it. But it can impact the ...
Retired nurse continues beekeeping, running, cycling, and cooking to stay well
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More than 130 million American adults live with diabetes or prediabetes — and nurses help all those people prevent or manage diabetes. But knowing how to lower the risk of diabetes doesn’t necessarily mean you’re taking those actions yourself.
Authors: Elizabeth Coleman, MSN, CRNP, CPNP-PC, Nursing Instructor & Loretta T. Lee, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC, CNE, Associate Professor and Department Vice Chair Family, Community & Health Systems at the UAB School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham Ms. Coleman is pictured below.
Have you ever stopped to read the nutrition labels on foods in the grocery store? Do you see words like humanely raised, grassfed, or cage-free? And if so, do you know what they mean?
In 2018 I did a Dry January, and it changed my relationship with alcohol forever. I had done plenty of health challenges that involved cutting back or eliminating alcohol before, but this time, the contrast between how I felt drinking and not drinking was too dramatic to be ignored. Over the years my medical problem list had been slowly increasing. I ...
Men and women tend to take very different approaches to their health care. Women generally seek routine care for gynecology issues and childbearing. On the other hand, most men don’t typically have a pressing need for regular health care once they leave the pediatrician. But self-awareness and preventive action are essential in detecting many ...
Nursing can have physical demands such as moving equipment, reaching, and hours-upon-hours on your feet. And at the center of it all (pun intended) is your core.
You know that emotion you get after an enjoyable, productive, or heart-warming conversation? Maybe it’s a feeling of satisfaction, contentedness, or joy. However you describe it, those emotions happen when we feel a connection to someone. And there’s no denying the mental, emotional, and physical benefits of social connectedness.
Nurse puts good into the world by coaching others on self-care
Ernest Grant, ANA President and #healthynurse, leads by example
Not Today, Flu is a collaboration between the American Nurses Association (ANA) and Sanofi . Its goal is to encourage everyone eligible 6 months and older to get their flu shot this upcoming season to help prevent the flu and flu related complications including cardiovascular events, pneumonia, and hospitalizations. (4)
It’s no secret that screening can help find breast cancer at an early stage — when the chances for successfully treating the disease are the greatest. Unfortunately, those facts don’t always get passed on to patients, and many are reluctant to participate in breast cancer screening.
Nurse and wellness advocate prioritizes her own well-being so she can help others. Katie Carroll, BSN, RN, CHC, CPT , is a staff nurse at Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health.
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Organization champions wellness through data, insights, and action
Chief Nursing Officer practices what she preaches when it comes to wellness
Nurses Obesity Network aims to change the conversation about obesity, among nurses and across the nation
August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the efforts of healthcare professionals to protect patients of all ages against vaccine-preventable diseases through on-time vaccination.
Let’s talk about water. You know it’s a vital nutrient for every cell in your body. You know hydration plays a crucial role in health, like helping to regulate internal body temperature and lubricating joints. But how much of what you know about hydration is the truth? And how much is misinformation that’s been spread around society through social media ...
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@LifestyleDesignRN Great suggestions!! Thank you so much for sharing!!
Absolutely!! There's a great divide between “knowing” and “doing”. I hear you there for sure. Us nurses pretty much “know” everything. IMO, LOL!! But we're also very human and “doing” is just as difficult for us to do as it is for other humans. I think we are just harder on ourselves about it because we “know” so much. We assume that if we know what we are suppos...
I absolutely LOVE being around water. Being in a swimming pool, floating on my back with my ears under the water, staring up at the sky…… Im basically in heaven!! One of my all time favorite memories is when I had my own private balcony next to the ocean in Cancun Mex., and I left the door open every night to feel the ocean breeze and hear the waves…. again, heaven...
Thank you so much for being vulnerable and sharing @Rhonda Warner . I'm in the same boat with dealing with depression and anxiety since I was in my teens. My mom would always say I was “moody”. ? Thankfully as an adult, I've learned that my “moodiness” is ok and isolating into myself is also ok.
I've also realized that the weather, sun specifically, is a real a...
this is awesome! Keep it up!