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I plan to continue my daily walks with my good pal Rachel. We are working on our time and distance for a half-marathon next year! 
KRourke Nov '21
ChristiM ChristiM Nov '21

@KRourke That's great! Make sure to check out the Commitment page under Take Action to see others who have made ...

My goal this year is increase my physical activity, by walking with my friend and co-worker Kassie. We are planning to walk a half marathon next year.
Rachel100 Nov '21
ChristiM ChristiM Nov '21

@Rachel100 That's awesome! At over of my post jobs, there was a great walking trail nearby and it was always so much ...

I am committing to adding in exercise, at least twice a week.  I am going to Hotworx to hopefully improve the movement in my joints. The heat in the saunas helps my joints to move more freely.
wreglchick Nov '21
ChristiM ChristiM Nov '21

@wreglchick That's great! Make sure to check out the Commitment page under Take Action to see others who have made ...

Elias Grandma
Hello everyone!  As a nurse I walk quickly and busy throughout my day.  I want to use walking to improve my health though.  How long, fast, and frequent should I begin to power walk.  Thank you,  
Elias Grandma Oct '21
ChristiM ChristiM Oct '21

@Elias Grandma I feel like it will be different for everyone, but check out these articles:

7 Benefits of a 30 Minute ...

@Elias Grandma It varies depending on your goals and starting point but the American Heart Association has some ...

Hi, Is there a #HNHN for those of us with pelotons?  Do we have many nurses participating in HNHN that have Pelotons?  I'm interested in getting some momentum for our Nurses with Peoltons that are in this group! Be well, Amber
Nurseamber Jun '21
ChristiM ChristiM Jun '21
Hi Nurseamber  there is not an official #HNHN  group yet, but we are looking at putting one together! If you're ...
NurseAsh NurseAsh Jun '21

I don't have a Peloton - I have an Echelon - but I use the Peloton app! Add me - NurseAsh83 

Hi Amber,

I would be interested! Let us know if you get any more information on this.

Crystal, MSN, RN

Mrs Sheena D Pracyk, RN
New challenge starts today and is at the perfect time. A 6 month project I've been working on has meant many more hours sitting at my computer and I had no idea the impact of that sedentary change on my physical and psychological health ...
ChristiM ChristiM Jul '21

Mrs Sheena D Pracyk, RN This challenge looks like a lot of fun! I am really excited for the scavenger hunt aspect! ...

ChristiM ChristiM Aug '21

Mrs Sheena, what did you think of the challenge?

I have been a long-time member of ANA-Illinois and Sigma Theta Tau International. During my nursing career (40 years) I have been interested in the science of the mind-body awareness movement. I have studied Yoga Nidra, Reiki, ...
SheilaBurkeDNP Feb '21
ChristiM ChristiM Feb '21
SheilaBurkeDNP ‍ This is amazing!! I love your walking story and feel very inspired! In the past few weeks I've ...
Lavrisha Lavrisha Mar '21
I completely agree that walking with a goal (10,000 steps daily) keeps me motivated and being able to do so in nearby ...

You totally inspired me with your post.  I have just made a goal of walking 10,000 steps  a day.  Am doing my bests but ...

Jes R.
After getting Covid in December 2020 my life has changed, not only my personal life but my work life as an RN. I was diagnosed with two Pulmonary Emboli and post Covid Tachycardia. I had to take a leave of absence from my job because I worked ...
Jes R. Mar '21
ChristiM ChristiM Mar '21
We're pulling for you! Hope you start feeling better soon!! Make sure you keep taking care of you!
Darbs Darbs Mar '21
Hang in there Jes! I see you, and I too had a full cardiac work up post covid! Thankfully, I have a healthy heart! But ...
Hang in there.... Thank you for being such a great nurse!!! We are all behind you...
Charla B Johnson
On January 1, my husband made a declaration that he was going to either run 2 miles every day or bike 10 miles and do a 100 pushups. Recently, he has come face to face with a health crisis which may compromise his love for movement and ...
ChristiM ChristiM Jan '21
Charla B Johnson ‍ I hope your husband's health improves and he can regain some mobility! I love that you are taking ...
I just completed Boot Camp for 8 weeks in  park setting.  Two weeks ago we moved indoors using zoom due to cold weather.  These past weeks have been physically challenging especially with a tear in rotator cuff due to a fall at work.  But ...
Jeanj001 Dec '20
ChristiM ChristiM Dec '20
This is so great Jeanj001 ‍!! I've always done the best with my exercising when I've been in classes. It keeps me from ...
Jeanj001 Jeanj001 Dec '20
Hi ChristiM,

I am like you Christi I do better with class. Doing class via zoom has been great but challenging at ...

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Physical Activity Blogs

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
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
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
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: 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

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