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Recent Discussions in Physical Activity

Namita Bhusal Gnawaly
45minute work out and 1 hour active walk 3 days a week
ChristiM ChristiM Mar '24

@Namita Bhusal Gnawaly That sounds great! Have fun!

Nursing school has been very stressful, and it has taken a toll on me mentally and physically. I commit to working out 5–6 days a week. I usually do weightlifting followed by cardio, and it has helped a lot with reducing stress and ...
Priscilla12 Mar '24
ChristiM ChristiM Mar '24

It's so good to hear that this healthy behavior also helps you feel better! Great job recognizing it ...

I commit to Physical activity by at least doing up to 1 hour of physical activity on my days off of clinicals. I used to go to the gym and run daily but ever since school and clinicals started up I have been putting it off. I want to go back to ...
ReneM Mar '24
ChristiM ChristiM Mar '24

@ReneM Great goal, and great job setting the times for it! You've got this!

Ashley Vensel
I commit to physical activity by keeping my body moving at least 4 times a week, whether it is walking, going to the gym, or a workout class.  With night shift clinicals, it has been harder to get up and get moving but every time I do it, it ...
Ashley Vensel Mar '24
ChristiM ChristiM Mar '24

@Ashley Vensel Great commitment! Have fun with your pup!

Emily Atwell
At the gym with my nursing friends! I have really enjoyed weightlifting as a source of stress relief during my time in nursing school. Working out is something I have found to be very beneficial for both my physical and mental health. I ...
Emily Atwell Mar '24
ChristiM ChristiM Mar '24

@Emily Atwell It's awesome that you are taking care of yourself and getting to spend time with friends!

Hannah Frasca
At the gym :) As a retired collegiate volleyball athlete and a student nurse finishing up nursing school with emersion on nights, finding a new workout routine is a work in progress. I have had to workout 4-5 times per week about 4 hours a ...
Hannah Frasca Mar '24
ChristiM ChristiM Mar '24

@Hannah Frasca
Great commitment! Keep up the good work!

Madelyn Baylor
On a walk with my friend!! Nursing school has proven to be stressful and overwhelming, so going on walks/runs either by myself or with a friend has been a great physical and social outlet for me! I will commonly walk and run the trail on ...
Madelyn Baylor Mar '24
ChristiM ChristiM Mar '24

@Madelyn Baylor Excellent commitment!

During nursing school a long time ago!!!,  I was quite stressed between attending nursing school and raising 2 teens males as a widower.  One day I observed a yoga class at the University gym while walking to class.  My stress level was a ...
Live4wellness Mar '24
ChristiM ChristiM Mar '24

@Live4wellness I did hot yoga prior to kids and absolutely loved it! I felt relaxed, but also like I'd really done a ...

Participating in physical activities has proven to be an effective stress relief method during my time in nursing school. Although finding a balance between academic responsibilities and maintaining my physical fitness has been ...
sebas09 Oct '23
ChristiM ChristiM Oct '23

@sebas09  great commitment! You've got this!

I have always been very active, however immersion has definitely made it a challenge to workout everyday. Currently, I am in clinical from 9-9:30 3x a week, which it makes it difficult for me to go to the gym on those days. I have been doing ...
Paytonlknight Oct '23
ChristiM ChristiM Oct '23

@Paytonlknight Definitely check out the October Challenge going on now! It could help make a plan for meeting your ...

@Paytonlknight this is awesome

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Physical Activity Blogs

Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - 10+ Adult Team Sports That Promote Movement And Socialization 4435

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.

Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - Core Strength: Fundamental For Nurses’ Health 4269

Nursing can have physical demands such as moving equipment, reaching, and hours-upon-hours on your feet. And at the center of it all (pun intended) is your core. 

Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - 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 ...

Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - 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 ...

Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog - 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 ...

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