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Recent Discussions in Physical Activity

Steve H
Working on accelerating intensity of workouts and additional steps for weight loss.  My wife's ordering of pizza was a temporary set back last night, but I'd like to lose 6-8 lbs by the end of May.  I will also be paying attention to ...
Steve H May '23
ChristiM ChristiM May '23

@Steve H It's good to keep your body guessing, an occasional pizza should be enjoyed. Great work staying active and ...

@Steve H Im rooting for you. 

Portion sizes can be so hard when food tastes sooo good. Pizza is my favorite food. ...

HonorHealthSciences MrsChanRN
SO yesterday, I've decided to include all (four) of my kids to workout with my husband and me. Just 25 minutes of fun cardio with dancing. We do T25 by Shaun T. I think that was the first time I saw them drink that much water LOL! Stay fit and ...
ChristiM ChristiM Apr '23

@MrsChanRN I love using YouTube for “dance parties” with my kids on cardio days! We love finding the Just Dance ...

ChristiM ChristiM Apr '23
2.5 lb Standing Press ❤️

@MrsChanRN I have to say too, I am proud of myself, not just for working out to keep my body ...

I started walking at work during my lunch break. Sometimes this is the only way I can squeeze it in. I am trying to keep up with this new habit. Anyone else walking at work?
morrisv Apr '23

I agree with you, I really feel like other healthcare professionals do not truly understand the role of a ...

ChristiM ChristiM Apr '23

@morrisv @KIMAnchorage I definitely feel like I need a walk, especially when the day is getting difficult. It ...

I'm fortunate to have a 0.5 mile loop around my hospital.  This year I started “walking rounds” with a few ...

Aloha all,  I live in Kihei Maui, anyone on here that would like to join me regularly for early AM or early PM walks?  Let me know and let's connect.
DrElsieC Apr '23

Aloha @DrElsieC . I love your commitment to getting active. Im pretty much in the same boat. I wish I could be there in ...

DrElsieC DrElsieC Apr '23


That sounds like that might be fun.  How do we connect here and how do we join challenges?  I ...

ChristiM ChristiM Apr '23

@DrElsieC @LifestyleDesignRN  

For connecting on this site, we have the message boards, and private messaging ...

Ashley Campa
I love to be surrounded by nature and go on hikes, but I have not been able to go on a hike in a while due to my busy/crazy schedule of juggling nursing school, work, and raising my son. I commit to begin making more time to go out to find a trail ...
Ashley Campa Mar '23
ChristiM ChristiM Mar '23

@Ashley Campa It has been great to see so many nurses committed to hiking and finding peace outdoors! I hope you ...

Dr. Loop Dr. Loop Apr '23

@Ashley Campa

Beautiful scenery !  I have to WALK - WALK - WALK - sneakers on, wind in my face.  I have been writing a ...

That's awesome. Good job momma💪🏻

I absolutely love to get outdoors and hike, my promise to myself is that I will get out and spend time in the outdoors at least three times a week. I get bogged down with nursing school and spending my time studying, I find it harder to focus ...
Kbjones639 Mar '23
ChristiM ChristiM Mar '23

Stunning picture! I too definitely find that taking breaks helps with my productivity! And the great ...

My commitment is to spend more time outside taking my dog on a walk or just getting fresh air. I often times forget how important it is for my mental and physical health just to be in nature and get away from the stress of nursing school. 
m_schneider77 Mar '23
ChristiM ChristiM Mar '23

@m_schneider77 I absolutely agree! Getting outside and having great companionship really can make such a ...

I am committing to go to my crossfit class 3-4x a week and push through the painful workouts. I am committed to fueling my body with healthy, nutritious foods, and I am committed to achieving an overall healthier mindset.
KailynH Mar '23
ChristiM ChristiM Mar '23

You've got this Kaitlyn, and hopefully CrossFit won't be painful!

I commit to working out more times a week. I aim to maintain at least 3 times a week to stay healthy. Being in nursing school, clinical, and working a job makes finding time to work out hard. In December I did my first-ever powerlifting ...
HaileyD Mar '23
ChristiM ChristiM Mar '23

@HaileyD Great goal Hailey! You've got this!!

Hannah Fontenot
I commit to sticking with a persistent workout routine. I have been struggling to meet my goal of 3-4 workouts a week ever since beginning night shifts. Last year I completed a triathlon style challenge at Orange Theory fitness, and my ...
Hannah Fontenot Mar '23
ChristiM ChristiM Mar '23

@Hannah Fontenot You've got this! Great work finding a motivator that works for you!

Nurses in the Physical Activity Domain

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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