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ChristiM 41790
In my area (and I think in a lot of areas) the gyms are currently closed.  While I hope to get out the local park to walk the trails when I can - what exercises/programs do you recommend from home? I want to keep active!
ChristiM 17d
Melissa Vitagliano ‍ I had heard something about that! I looked into it today and it looks like you don't even need ...
I was told yesterday that Peloton is offering a free 90-day subscription on the app. 
Gyms are closed here, too! I have been YouTubing workouts and just using some 10lb - 12lb weights for some good home ...
ProfManuel 46274
Hello, 
I keep healthy and active by doing Crossfit 4-5 times a week. Anyone else into CrossFit?
How do you feel it meets your activity needs?
I follow a high protein low carbohydrate diet with calorie counting mixed in. What seems to ...
ProfManuel ‍ I tried crossfit for about 5 months about four years ago. I couldn't stick with it. Then later that same ...
Hey here! I love doing CrossFit. I have been doing it now for 4 years! I love that it is always varied and keeps me on my ...
King 46250 King 22d
Today marked the last day of my quick fit camp through Cross Fit.  I want to continue, but may have to transition to ...
Sonia Bailey, BSN, RN 20825
I'm 16 weeks pregnant with twins and I find it so hard to get up in the morning and workout like I used to prior to pregnancy. So, I give myself a little grace now and workout later in the day. However, Sometimes that leads to too many errands ...
Sonia Bailey, BSN, RN ‍ How are you doing? I meant to mention that I found some workouts I really like on YouTube - ...
I hear you loud and clear. But it sounds like you have your hands full at work and at home, and sometimes, Less is More.
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ChristiM ‍ I have tried prenatal yoga a couple of times but I never thought about a dancing workout! What a great way ...
Karenfett 45806
How much is enough exercise 
Karenfett 1mo
That is great advice Liz Card ‍ !  I have not thought about the heart rate guidelines for quite a few years and I need to ...
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) , adults should have 150 minutes per week of ...
Good question... I currently let my watch tell me. I have a Garmin watch that has recommendations for target steps, ...
abbyeed 40465
Hey healthy nurses!

I just bought an elliptical on Sunday (from Facebook Marketplace because let's be honest, I don't have money to buy a brand new one). I've been using it every day since I've bought it! I'm so proud of myself because I ...
abbyeed 1mo
Hi! I just joined HNHN today and saw your post. I too just bought an elliptical machine and love it! I've just been ...
I did not mind using my elliptical and used it until it died.  I always watched tv while I was on it and could only look ...
I, too, love using the elliptical!  To vary my workout a bit, I start slow for 1 minute, take it up a notch for 3 ...
p.lathro 45559
Have any of you used Yoga to reduce stress and stay flexible and strong? In doing so our muscles are well able to support our bodies with all the bending and twisting that as a nurse we all do. If so, what do you recommend as a starting place ...
p.lathro 2mo
I did a trial of Yoga & liked it. I was amazed at how much of a workout I got! I have done more 'Tai chi' AKA (Internal ...
p.lathro  for me, I did my best and enjoyed yoga the most when I took a class and was with other people! I would look ...
Yoga has amazing health benefits and I should do it more!  I remember one of the Stress Less Challenge days talked ...
kreardon 45233
Hello Friends,

I would like to organize a fitness challenge for a small group of night shift nurses.  I am looking for ideas.  I want to be inclusive of everyone, even those who are not interested in losing weight.  My main purpose is ...
kreardon 2mo
I worked nights with a group of older nurses with no school age children. We used to get together about 7:30 am and ...
When I used to work nights we got together once a month and went bowling in the morning when we got off work. It was fun ...
kreardon ‍ I will post a link to this discussion in our newsletter to see if it will boost responses.
Healthy Nurse vivi 44649
There is so many reasons to move more ,We do not have to move very fast to benefit from moving ,even a simple stroll is beneficial, the interaction with nature ,the distraction from stressful thoughts ,joint lubrications especially ...
That was great. I absolutely agree. I believe moving and just taking a break has a lot of benefits to working ...
Healthy Nurse vivi ‍ well said! HNHN did a challenge last year called  Move More ! There were great links on the main ...
Sonia Bailey, BSN, RN 20825
I'm a huge advocate for physical activity. As nurses, we know the importance of staying active to prevent chronic disease and keep our hearts healthy. However, common sense does not seem to be common practice. 

The recommended weekly ...
Sonia Bailey, RN, BSN ‍ I have definitely been guilty of the excuse that if I miss a day or can't exercise the amount I ...
ChristiM 41790
I currently have a one year old. She is very high energy and wants to do what she wants to do. I know I need to exercise more but I struggle at times (especially since its cold here now) with activities I can do with her that will also get my ...
ChristiM 4mo
Linda Jo Belsito  a little "lifting weights" with Mommy! Thank you for the suggestion to give her similar gear to ...
Yes, as a competitive athlete for many years, the kids, ALWAYS want to be with me, whether I go to the gym, and even at ...
Linda Jo Belsito ‍ Thank you! These are great ideas! She already loves to copy me, so I love the idea of the PVC pipe for ...

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