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Recent Discussions in Physical Activity

Looking for exercises for flabby arm and legs. Walking isn't sufficient.
Annie66 Nov '22
ChristiM ChristiM Nov '22

@Annie66 Hi again! First, make sure you're getting enough protein in your diet. I was really shocked how little ...

Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
Anyone here have any favorite core-strengthening exercises you'd like to share?  Check out our latest blog on the topic.
ChristiM ChristiM Oct '22

@Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN I like a Russian Twist. I have been trying to use the dumbbells that have been collecting ...

@Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN I think planks are the way to go!  And try yoga as well.  There are poses that require core ...

Kaylee McCoy
I am committed to spending time for myself outside moving my body each day.
Kaylee McCoy Sep '22
Emma Young
I commit to getting outside more regardless of the temperature! I also commit to spending more tie with my friends getting physical activity into my day. 
Emma Young Sep '22
Laura Doe
Based on nurses' role in the prevention of disease and promotion of health, we should start with ourselves so that we are better positioned to teach lifestyle changes in our communities and become members of health committees in our ...
Laura Doe Sep '22
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 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 ...

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 ...

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?

Nurses in the Physical Activity Domain

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 of 2017. 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! ...

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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This webpage offers exercise and fitness information and is designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice. You should consult your healthcare provider before starting this or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs.