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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 ...
ChristiM
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
Gyms are closed here, too! I have been YouTubing workouts and just using some 10lb - 12lb weights for some good home ...
I was told yesterday that Peloton is offering a free 90-day subscription on the app. 
ChristiM ChristiM Apr '20
Melissa Vitagliano ‍ I had heard something about that! I looked into it today and it looks like you don't even need ...
ChristiM
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 May '20
Mostly doing yoga poses, using the tread mill, and walking around our neighborhood while physical distancing of ...
Flynn0523 Flynn0523 May '20
Zoom workouts and a workout app for walking and running outside.
Ms Yvette Ms Yvette May '20
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 ...
ProfManuel
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
rnscholar rnscholar Mar '20
ProfManuel ‍ I have never tried Crossfit, but I hear it is a great workout!  With my responsibilities at work and at ...
ChristiM ChristiM Mar '20
ProfManuel ‍ when I was a member of our local gym, there was a crossfit room that I loved using! I really liked the idea ...
LizM LizM Mar '20
Love my crossfit gym. I try 5 days a week but on average only make it in 4. I joined over 5 years ago and can't imagine my ...
Sonia Bailey, BSN, RN, NC
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 ChristiM Dec '19
Sonia Bailey, RN, BSN ‍ Congratulations!! When I was pregnant with my first, I loved prenatal yoga! It was a great ...
First you need to cut yourself some slack. As an athlete, long distance runner, I am sure you know you will get this ...
Charlie913 Charlie913 Dec '19
My kids are grown. They are my step kids but they are mine. I was pregnant one time to four months. I never reached that ...
Karenfett
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 ...
abbyeed
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
ChristiM ChristiM Feb '20
Hi abbyeed ‍! Congrats on the new machine! I don't have a ton of elliptical experience (just a little at the gym a ...
abbyeed abbyeed Feb '20
ChristiM ‍ that's actually not a bad idea. I'm sure it hits different muscles too. I'll try that! Thanks so much 
rnscholar rnscholar Feb '20
abbyeed ‍ High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a great way to get amazing benefits from a workout, even in a ...
    p.lathro
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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
    abbyeed abbyeed Feb '20
    I've tried yoga before but I didn't have a real connection with it like I do with cardio exercise or even strength ...
    rnscholar rnscholar Feb '20
    Yoga has amazing health benefits and I should do it more!  I remember one of the Stress Less Challenge days talked ...
    ChristiM 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 ...
    kreardon
    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
    ChristiM ChristiM Jan '20
    kreardon ‍ This is such a great idea!! If its an overall fitness/health challenge - there could be a healthy eating ...
    rnscholar rnscholar Jan '20
    kreardon ‍ I am reminded of one of the challenges from last year.  There are some exercises you can do in your chair. ...
    kreardon ‍ This is a great idea and loved the comments and suggestions that have been shared.
    One thing I would ...
    Healthy Nurse vivi
    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 ...
    ChristiM ChristiM Feb '20
    Healthy Nurse vivi ‍ well said! HNHN did a challenge last year called  Move More ! There were great links on the main ...
    abbyeed abbyeed Feb '20
    That was great. I absolutely agree. I believe moving and just taking a break has a lot of benefits to working ...

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