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Every Little Bit Helps

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It's day 2 of the Building Your Strength Challenge, powered by Humana!

Are you worried that you don’t have enough time to do a strength training workout each day? Studies show that any amount of physical activity is beneficial. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans say that small bouts of exercise throughout the day can help you meet your recommended amount of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.

On Day 2 of this challenge, try to complete 5 to 10 minutes of strength-building exercises. Sprinkle these short sessions in between your regular activities. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
  • Do standing calf raises while charting or waiting in the elevator.
  • After your shift, walk to your car while doing standing lunges.
  • Lean against the nurses’ station and do a set of standing pushups.
  • Take a 10-minute walk outside in a hilly area.

What are your go-to exercises for strength training when you’re short on time? Share with us in the updates section here, in our private Facebook group, or on Twitter, or Instagram. Tag us with #healthynurse.

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Missed day 1? Catch up here. Join us on day 3.
 
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Blog Challenge Tips 05/09/2022 5:10pm CDT

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