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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 ...

Finding What Moves You: My Journey To Become A Runner 3987

By Alison Cuccia My dad was a runner. He ran cross country in high school and ran throughout his entire adult life. He was the dad who always brought sneakers on our family vacations so that he could sneak in a run here and there. He wasn’t necessarily competitive about it, he just purely enjoyed it.     As a kid this made absolutely no sense ...

NHNA's Healthy Nurse Scholarship 5K & Health Fair 2037

Last year was the first year we held NHNA's Healthy Nurse Scholarship 5K & Health Fair.  We had a goal to create a nursing scholarship fund and decided to integrate this goal with our plan to conduct a wellness event as part of our participation in HNHN.  This event was held on September 21, 2017 on the Rivier University campus.  We teamed with the Rivier ...

Get Strong: A Beginner’s Guide To Strength Training 1303

Fitness expert Sabrena Jo tells us why strength training is important and how to start. According to Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation's HealthyNurse Survey, only 46 percent of nurses engage in some type of muscle-building activities (Data analyzed from 3/1/20 through 4/29/21). This fact could be because of the many myths surrounding strength ...

These 6 Inventive Workouts Can Help You Have Fun And Get Fit! 1274

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic indoor activities are still doable while maintaining a safe 6-foot distance from others and adhering to your state and local COVID-19 masking mandates where required. Joining a fitness class is a great way to mix up your workout, make new friends, and have fun. Even better, because group workouts are led by ...

Workouts For Everyone! 1209

Here’s how to start exercising, no matter what’s holding you back.  Let’s face it, if you’re not exercising regularly, there’s probably a good reason. As nurses, we know how important it is to meet the Department of Health and Human Services’ recommended 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity each ...

Fitness Excuses – Busted! 494

We debunk four common excuses nurses give for not working out.

Real Nurse Health Makeover: Brenda Murdough 109

Brenda Murdough, a PACU nurse at Duke University Hospital, ran her first marathon at the age of 58. and lost 38 lbs in 10 months. Learn about her weight loss journey in this blog.  

Added by Aieda Solomon Blog Physical Activity 07/07/2017
Partner Spotlight: USPHS Group Does #FitNurseFriday 5K Challenge 95

USPHS' Chief Professional Officer, RAMD Susan Orsega ‍  and some other wonderful nurses got together to complete our #FitNurseFriday 5K Challenge in May. Check out their photos. They had so much fun! What are you doing to get active?  Did you do the challenge too? Post your photos in our #FitNurseFriday discussion and share your experiences! Have ...

Added by Aieda Solomon Blog Physical Activity 07/05/2017
Real Nurse Health Makeover: Missy Conover-Walker 48

At age 60 Missy Conover-Walker, a Nurse Practitioner and manager of an employee health center, lost over 100 pounds. Read her inspiring story in this week's physical activity blog.

Added by Aieda Solomon Blog Physical Activity 06/17/2017
Nurse Wellness: Will You Take The Challenge? 47

Mary Jo Assi, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FNP-BC, FAAN has been a nurse for over 30 years. Read the inspirational story of her journey to better wellness and her commitment to hard-wiring healthy behaviors. Mary Jo is the Associate Chief Nursing Officer at Press Ganey and former Vice President of Nursing Practice and Innovation at ANA.  

Added by Aieda Solomon Blog Physical Activity 06/16/2017
Sneak Fitness Into Your Routine 23

The good news is that you don't have to be in a gym to sneak some fitness into your daily routine. Heidi Rye ‍ , an RN and certified group fitness instructor, has shared some great ideas on how to incorporate fitness moves into your routine, if you’re crunched for time.

Added by Aieda Solomon Blog Physical Activity 05/11/2017

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Most Recent Comments

When I was in an office, sitting all day definitely was hard. I tried to get up from my desk as much as possible. It is always makes me so happy to see companies striving to help improve their employees health!
This has been there first year I have kept up with exercise and daily activity. My motivation at first was to lose baby weight, but now as I am gaining more control over my limbs and my kids are watching me - my motivation is to teach my kids to be healthy and improve my strength! Family is such a fantastic motivator!!
What an inspiring story!  My grandkids, active vacations and familial heart conditions keep me moving!
I love this. This is awesome! I wish there were more events like this around the country. 
Mrs Latonia Marie Ford‍ That's awesome! Do you participate in group fitness do you have your own routine?