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.
(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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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