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Valerie Tiu
Since 2011, I have actually lost about 40 pounds. I was able to keep it off until about this year. I have gained back about 5-10 lbs this year and I feel like I am having a lot of trouble trying to lose even 1 lb. I've been doing different ...
Valerie Tiu Feb '17
Hello Valerie! 

I have been pretty fascinated as of late by what is coming out of the ketogenic lifestyle movement. ...
Hi Jessica Cline ‍ I'm going to have to check out that book! I'm watching the video as I write this post and its kind of ...
I haven't tried it. I am still reading the book, but I am planning to give the ketogenic lifestyle a go. I am ...
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?

American Council On Exercise (ACE Fitness)
Staying fit can be complicated. Why not take the minimalist approach and declutter your workout ?   
One of our doctors (who happens to be a Seventh-Day Adventist) and a fellow care coordinator RN pointed out a study ...
Hi American Council On Exercise (ACE Fitness) ‍. Thanks for the article. It is definitely important to keep on your ...
Yes Valerie Tiu ‍, the only Blue Zone in the United States is a Seventh Day Adventist community in California.  ...
Marissa Brown
Somewhere between nursing school, entering my first career, and learning to manage "adult" life, I lost track of my once active lifestyle. Happy to share that my five year hiatus has come to end. After work the last thing I want to do is go ...
Marissa Brown Jul '18
Hey healthy nurses  Are there any TRX fans in here? I bought the TRX about a month ago and I'm still trying to get used to it. What do you think about the TRX? What are some of your favorite exercises?
abbyeed Aug '19
Bettina L Bettina L Aug '19
I bought some TRX straps a month ago too. They are great for stretching and I also like the Bicep Curl, Chest Fly ...
I'm not sure what TRX is. I imagine it's a workout program. 

I haven't tried that program but I find that most home ...
abbyeed abbyeed Aug '19

Bettina L :
I bought some TRX straps a month ago too. They are great for stretching and I also like the Bicep Curl, ...

Heidi Marie Rye
I decided to take the stairs at work all day.I think I did over 50 flights throughout the day. I am pretty sure my legs are going to be sore tomorrow.  I challenge you to take the stairs at work tomorrow and comment with how many flights you ...
Heidi Marie Rye Jun '17
I'm glad I live in a 2 story home with washer and dryer in the basement. I at least get a minimal amount of activity ...
That's great Heidi Rye ‍! In the morning, I always take the stairs to the 4th floor where I work in the PACU. We ...
14 flights today. My hospital  is only 3 stories...tomorrow I'm shooting for 20!
Paula Duncan
I aspire to complete 10,000 steps per day, and strength training 4-5 times weekly.  Helps me with mental clarity, happiness, endorphens are awesome, and it helps with sleep and weight reduction.  Keep on keeping on!
Paula Duncan Jan '18
I average 8000 steps a day but 10,000 is a really feel good goal
I usually get 10,000 steps in a day.  I use a FitBit to track my steps.  The Fitbit I use also tracks my sleep. 
Aieda Solomon
We don't typically think about volunteering as another way to get active, but it is. The last time I volunteered at a food center I was definitely getting my steps in, and packing and lifting boxes had me using some muscles too. Have you ...
Aieda Solomon Nov '18
So true! Whenever I volunteer at the USO, I go way over my activity goals just from serving food, cleaning, etc. 
That's awesome Marcia Brinkley ‍ I'm sure your time of service is good for the body and the spirit! 
How much is enough exercise 
Karenfett Feb '20
Karenfett Karenfett Feb '20
Daily walking
ChristiM ChristiM Feb '20
I feel like it definitely varies person to person and by situation. Currently I am in my second trimester of ...
abbyeed abbyeed Feb '20
I feel that I've done enough exercise in a day when I've exercised for at least 30 minutes. My heart rate would need to ...
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Work Out at Work   If you’re like most American adults, you spend most of your waking hours at work, and it could be taking a toll on your health. Sixty-nine percent of adults are obese or overweight, and many of us struggle to find time to ...
I like to take mini-walks around the block when I think I just can't sit anymore.  Luckily, I have the freedom to do ...
I love this idea. I work on the fourth floor, so I try to take the stairs every day that I get to work. We also transport ...
I work on a general surgery floor; taking the stairs is a good option for extra 'steps'.  I also go into the break room ...

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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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