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ChristiM 41790
I'm so excited for the  Work (Out) From Home  Challenge (to join - click that link!) I can't wait to get the tips for working out from home. Lately I have just been taking walks around my yard and having dance parties with my toddler. How ...
ChristiM 23d
I was walking with my girls in the park for their PE credit, but am now reduced to "Row Row Row your boat" on the rowing ...
Zoom workouts and a workout app for walking and running outside.
Mostly doing yoga poses, using the tread mill, and walking around our neighborhood while physical distancing of ...
ChristiM 41790
In my area (and I think in a lot of areas) the gyms are currently closed.  While I hope to get out the local park to walk the trails when I can - what exercises/programs do you recommend from home? I want to keep active!
ChristiM Mar '20
ChristiM 41790 ChristiM Apr '20
I'm excited for the May challenge,  Work (Out) From Home ! I can't wait to see the tips from this challenge! Make sure ...
You tube has beach body workouts for beginners low impact to HIT training. There are also dance exercise videos. I ...
ChristiM 41790 ChristiM Apr '20
Jackie D ‍ The Properly Built ones look good! (should Joe Weck say Joe Wick?) If so those look awesome too! I like that ...
ProfManuel 46274
Hello, 
I keep healthy and active by doing Crossfit 4-5 times a week. Anyone else into CrossFit?
How do you feel it meets your activity needs?
I follow a high protein low carbohydrate diet with calorie counting mixed in. What seems to ...
ProfManuel Mar '20
ProfManuel ‍ I tried crossfit for about 5 months about four years ago. I couldn't stick with it. Then later that same ...
LindaA 46508 LindaA Mar '20
Hey here! I love doing CrossFit. I have been doing it now for 4 years! I love that it is always varied and keeps me on my ...
King 46250 King Mar '20
Today marked the last day of my quick fit camp through Cross Fit.  I want to continue, but may have to transition to ...
Sonia Bailey, BSN, RN 20825
I'm 16 weeks pregnant with twins and I find it so hard to get up in the morning and workout like I used to prior to pregnancy. So, I give myself a little grace now and workout later in the day. However, Sometimes that leads to too many errands ...
ChristiM 41790 ChristiM Mar '20
Sonia Bailey, BSN, RN ‍ How are you doing? I meant to mention that I found some workouts I really like on YouTube - ...
I hear you loud and clear. But it sounds like you have your hands full at work and at home, and sometimes, Less is More.
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ChristiM ‍ I have tried prenatal yoga a couple of times but I never thought about a dancing workout! What a great way ...
Karenfett 45806
How much is enough exercise 
Karenfett Feb '20
rnscholar 28595 rnscholar Mar '20
That is great advice Liz Card ‍ !  I have not thought about the heart rate guidelines for quite a few years and I need to ...
Liz Card 46054 Liz Card Mar '20
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) , adults should have 150 minutes per week of ...
ConnieA23 45317 ConnieA23 Feb '20
Good question... I currently let my watch tell me. I have a Garmin watch that has recommendations for target steps, ...
abbyeed 40465
Hey healthy nurses!

I just bought an elliptical on Sunday (from Facebook Marketplace because let's be honest, I don't have money to buy a brand new one). I've been using it every day since I've bought it! I'm so proud of myself because I ...
abbyeed Feb '20
AgeckoRN 46137 AgeckoRN Mar '20
Hi! I just joined HNHN today and saw your post. I too just bought an elliptical machine and love it! I've just been ...
I did not mind using my elliptical and used it until it died.  I always watched tv while I was on it and could only look ...
MicheleW 42154 MicheleW Feb '20
I, too, love using the elliptical!  To vary my workout a bit, I start slow for 1 minute, take it up a notch for 3 ...
p.lathro 45559
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Have any of you used Yoga to reduce stress and stay flexible and strong? In doing so our muscles are well able to support our bodies with all the bending and twisting that as a nurse we all do. If so, what do you recommend as a starting place ...
p.lathro Feb '20
Nurse J 44946 Nurse J Feb '20
I did a trial of Yoga & liked it. I was amazed at how much of a workout I got! I have done more 'Tai chi' AKA (Internal ...
ChristiM 41790 ChristiM Feb '20
p.lathro  for me, I did my best and enjoyed yoga the most when I took a class and was with other people! I would look ...
rnscholar 28595 rnscholar Feb '20
Yoga has amazing health benefits and I should do it more!  I remember one of the Stress Less Challenge days talked ...
kreardon 45233
Hello Friends,

I would like to organize a fitness challenge for a small group of night shift nurses.  I am looking for ideas.  I want to be inclusive of everyone, even those who are not interested in losing weight.  My main purpose is ...
kreardon Jan '20
Robbi 25590 Robbi Feb '20
I worked nights with a group of older nurses with no school age children. We used to get together about 7:30 am and ...
Beth V 45615 Beth V Feb '20
When I used to work nights we got together once a month and went bowling in the morning when we got off work. It was fun ...
kreardon ‍ I will post a link to this discussion in our newsletter to see if it will boost responses.
Healthy Nurse vivi 44649
There is so many reasons to move more ,We do not have to move very fast to benefit from moving ,even a simple stroll is beneficial, the interaction with nature ,the distraction from stressful thoughts ,joint lubrications especially ...
abbyeed 40465 abbyeed Feb '20
That was great. I absolutely agree. I believe moving and just taking a break has a lot of benefits to working ...
ChristiM 41790 ChristiM Feb '20
Healthy Nurse vivi ‍ well said! HNHN did a challenge last year called  Move More ! There were great links on the main ...
Sonia Bailey, BSN, RN 20825
I'm a huge advocate for physical activity. As nurses, we know the importance of staying active to prevent chronic disease and keep our hearts healthy. However, common sense does not seem to be common practice. 

The recommended weekly ...
ChristiM 41790 ChristiM Dec '19
Sonia Bailey, RN, BSN ‍ I have definitely been guilty of the excuse that if I miss a day or can't exercise the amount I ...

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