Join Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™  Connect to assess and improve your health:
  •  Take a detailed health survey 
  •  Get personalized recommendations
  •  Join discussion forums
  •  Join group health challenges
  •  Access a robust resource library

LOGIN OR CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Join the Challenge

Relevance

Recent Discussions in Physical Activity

Relevance
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
Does your organization participate in or sponsor a physical activity event like a 5K Run/Walk as the weather gets warmer?  The USPHS and the New Hampshire Nurses Association have!  Read about their events here and here and tell us ...
I host a 10 Week to 10K Program each year at our hospital.  We time it out so at the end of the 10 weeks, it correlates ...
Our hospital sponsors a "Run for Your Buns" 5K each your for colon health awareness. After the run, our docs and ...
Ellie Peterson
Are you looking for easy ways to exercise your body, empower your mind and energize your spirit throughout your normal routine day? If yes, I’d like to share The I Relax Meditative Movement™ that takes less than 2 minutes. Be creative in ...
Ellie Peterson Oct '19
That’s a good exercise for a “quickie” especially in my crazy recovery room. I continue to advocate for the Calm app ...
working58 working58 Oct '19
I tried the exercise while on my lunch break, it really helps. It's amazing how something so simple can make a ...
Thanks for giving it a try and posting your feedback.
Kim Amer
My daughter and I have been doing twice a week yoga.  It's been a great bonding experience and she is really feeling great.  We are also starting healthy eating for our summer and trying to lose the junk food.  We'll keep you posted.   Yoga ...
Kim Amer Jun '17
Hi Kim Amer ‍ 
What an awesome way to spend quality time with your daughter! 
Yoga is challenging on so many levels. I ...
Hi  Kim Amer ‍ 

Congratulations on coming up with a goal to commit to! We would love it if all our members in the ...
Great job! Making this commitment is really great especially when you get to do it with someone. That support ...
Mrs Sheena D Pracyk, RN
I love fall! Those sunny days with the gorgeous colors perfect for getting outside and walking or enjoying a day out to all of the events that seem to be happening every weekend. Then comes winter...its dark later in the morning and ...

Mrs Sheena D Pracyk, RN ‍ LOL about the 80's CDs!  We have a foot of new snow on the ground and today was sunny and in the ...
Thanks Amy - Love the photo & Thanks Jaime - just have my soup warming for tonight & it smells wonderful.
I have a good ...
Mrs Sheena D Pracyk, RN ‍ , also look at googling "hygge".  It is kind of a movement from Denmark on being cozy and ...
Gearoid
Back in February Holy Name offered a trial program to a limited number of staff, at least initially, to an integrated individualized health and wellness program. This was in addition to all the other initiatives in the hospital. For 12 ...
Gearoid Sep '18
Wow! A loss of 75 lbs is remarkable! Congratulations, keep up the good work!
KYRN
Since starting work-at-home, I have added a standing desk to mix up the all day sitting with some standing.  I also have an Air Climber and sometimes I will get up and even get in 25-50 steps to increase circulation.  I do believe the ...
KYRN Sep '18
I also did that at my desk at work.   I put a sturdy cardboard box under my laptop computer to stand up and type,  ...
Debbas Debbas Sep '18
Great Idea. I work in a school setting so I am not getting as many "steps" per day as when I worked in the hospital ...
JPaschall JPaschall Sep '18
I work in a school setting and I park my car on the opposite side of the block as the front door to increase my steps ...
Amani Algailani
I love dance so I will dance for 30 min /daily,,, it will be great habit since I love it
Amani Algailani Jul '19
ChristiM
The new July  Possibilities Unlimited, powered by Humana  is coming up quick (are you signed up?)! I am so excited to get new tips on how to incorporate more exercise into my day during these "COVID times". I've been trying new You Tube ...
ChristiM Jul '20
During these "COVID times" I have tried very hard to limit my non-work contacts which has given me more free time now ...
ChristiM ChristiM Jul '20
I find waking very relaxing too! I need to get back into it. I live on a busy road so unfortunately I usually have to ...
Samantha Brecht
Hi All, I am wondering if anyone has any free apps or websites for lifting weights and easy training for beginners. My goal this year is to work out more and become as healthy as I possibly can! I can honestly say that while I am at my ...
Samantha Brecht Feb '17
I feel like the best way in youtube. There are a huge variety of people who share on different types of workouts from ...
I agree with Casey. Youtube will show you anything :) 
Seth Kahan Seth Kahan Feb '17
I started weightlifting about 2years ago and I am 57. I knew I had to start slow, and be careful. I didn't want to ...
Heidi Marie Rye
What does everyone have planned for the holiday weekend? I hope everyone can get out in nature, even for a few minutes, and enjoy some physical activity in some fresh air.  We are camping and I just got back from a nature hike with the kids. ...
Heidi Marie Rye Sep '17
I went to a barbeque at my boyfriends family's home. We had lots of veggies! Cucmber salad, roasted mixed veggies, ...
Heidi, I can sympathize regarding the rocks as I spent much of Monday afternoon repairing the front stoNE stoop of ...

Nurses in the Physical Activity Domain

Physical Activity Blogs

Relevance
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

Please Note:

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.