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Christine Pabico, PhD, RN, NE-BC, FAAN 4071

Nurse prioritizes her wellness through faith, gratitude, and social connection Faith, gratitude, and social connection. Those are 3 motivators that keep Christine Pabico, PhD, RN, NE-BC, FAAN, aiming for a healthy lifestyle. All 3 play a role in helping Christine prioritize her well-being, especially during times of stress. As Director of the ...

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Ashley Johnson, MSN, AGPCNP-C, DNP(c) 4063

Nurse uses aromatherapy, meditation, and deep breathing to improve her own job satisfaction Over the past year, resiliency has become more important than ever for nurses. Building and improving resiliency, however, doesn’t just happen on its own. It takes an intense focus and dedication on habits that will — over time — build a more resistant sense of ...

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Make Healthy Substitutions, Powered By Compass One Healthcare 4058

This holiday season, get more cauliflower into your diet by substituting it for starches in common recipes. Here are two holiday favorite recipes that incorporate cauliflower. What are your favorite healthy substitutions for ingredients in common recipes? Join us in a discussion in the Healthy Holidays challenge powered by Compass One Healthcare ...

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Standing Desks: How Much Of An Impact Do They Have On Sedentary Nursing Jobs? 4052

(Pictured: Roni Adams) Are you among the 1 in 4 American adults who spend more than 8 hours a day sitting? If you have a sedentary or work-from-home job, the answer is probably “yes.” At Humana, many roles work from home, including their large population of nurses. When Joanie Howard, M.Ed., BSN, RN, CMCN, Director of Clinical Strategy & Practice at ...

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Trey Bennett, MSN, BSN, RN, NP, DipACLM 4049

Nurse practitioner finds career fulfillment and health improvement in lifestyle medicine Don’t underestimate your health potential! That’s the main message Trey Bennett, Kansas City's only Board-Certified Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner, has for himself, as well as for his patients. Growing up, Trey and his family consumed what’s known as the ...

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Amy Madsen, BSN, RN, CCM 4048

Nurse’s daily run streak hits 1,258 days — and counting It can take anywhere from 18 to 254 days for a person to form a new habit . Studies show that after 66 days, that habit can become automatic. Running is certainly a daily habit for Amy Madsen, BSN, RN, CCM, Associate Director of Market Development and Market Clinical Strategies at Humana. She has run at ...

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Are You Up To Date On Your Immunizations, Including The Flu Shot? 4035

The past year and a half, you’ve been busy. You’ve probably worked longer hours while juggling more tasks at home. Some routine tasks, like preventive medical appointments and immunizations, may have fallen to the bottom of your to-do list. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 4 in 10 American adults avoided medical ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Safety 10/11/2021
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Crothall Healthcare, A CompassOne Company 4034

Company creates program that improves nurses’ job satisfaction and well-being We are pleased to shine the spotlight on Crothall Healthcare of CompassOne, an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN) Champion. There’s much more to nurse burnout than working long hours during a pandemic. Stressful work environments, lack of ...

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Fall Recipe And Meal Planning Ideas For Busy Nurses 4029

The COVID-19 pandemic creates upheaval for many nurses. Those who aren’t in patient care settings probably worked from home most of the past year. Children were also home doing virtual school. Now school is back in session for the fall. What better time to get organized with a meal planning strategy and new homecooked recipes? Your life is already busy — ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 09/23/2021
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Marty Malloy-McCoy, MSN, APRN, CRNA, CNP, FNP-C 4028

Nutrition quality has a major impact on preventing disease. It also plays a role in reversing it.   That’s one of the life lessons Marty Malloy-McCoy has embraced not just as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (board certified in both anesthesia and family care), but as a human being. His journey to nutritional wellness began about 4 years ago when ...

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Love all of this!! A challenge is what got me started and accountable on my journey to a healthier lifestyle. And yes, scheduling walking/working out into my day definitely made the difference!

This is one area that I focus on because skin care is important.  Even if I don't put on makeup, I make it a point to wash and put on my moisturizers on my face.  I use products from Mary Kay and I love them.  
I tried Tai Chi last week and I really like it.  Open-mindedness does pay off!
Great advice Ashley!! It's a process and ever evolving!
PamB ‍ and amataj ‍ Have you two checked out the  Healthy Holidays Challenge, powered by Morrison Healthcare, a Division of Compass One Healthcare ? I think you could find great motivation and suggestions for your goal in this challenge! Hope to see you on the message board!