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Entries Tagged ‘Health and Fitness’

Stress Leads to Weight Gain – Myth or Fact?

Does stress lead to weight gain? It’s a straightforward question, with a straightforward answer: not only does stress lead to weight gain, it’s one of the foremost contributors to weight gain. Share/Save

How Nurses Can Stay Fit During Winter’s Coldest Months

Staying fit during the coldest months of the year can be challenging for nurses. Winter conjures up crackling fireplaces, the eerie quiet of a beautiful snowfall, warm socks and a thick pile of blankets and comforters atop the bed. It does not conjure up images of you strapping on sneakers to go for an early [...]

10 Bad For You Foods to Avoid During Cold Winter Days and Nights

Cold winter days and nights get us thinking about munching away on warm comfort foods. But the problem with most comfort foods is – well – they’re bad for you. They’re bad for your weight loss program and bad for your overall health. With wintertime rapidly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how you [...]

Yoga For Nurses – Should it Become a Part of Your Daily Routine?

Earlier this month we wrote about how healthy eating can be a great preventative step for nurses to use in warding off cold and flu season. In the spirit of getting us all on a healthy track as we head into the colder months, let’s talk yoga. Share/Save

Healthy Eating Habits During Cold And Flu Season – A Must For Nurses On The Go!

When you work in a healthcare setting, colds and the flu are even greater threats…both to your health and to the health of your patients. With cold and flu season just around the corner, along with your kids’ outdoor sporting events, and the holidays on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about how to [...]

10 Fun and Easy Ways to Fit Exercise Into Your Busy Life

No, you’re not alone. Many Americans report not having enough time to exercise because of their busy lives. (With that being said, however, the average American watches nearly four hours of television every day…or 61 days out of the year!) We all need to fit more exercise in to our daily schedule, and we want [...]

Have You Made a Commitment to Your Health? 5 Simple Tips for Changing Your Lifestyle

Making a commitment to your health usually starts with a New Year’s resolution. With Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday over-eating season behind us, now is the best time to commit to getting fit and healthy! But health goes beyond what your doctor says about your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, weight, etc. Your health [...]

5 Tips for Surviving the Holiday Season without Gaining Weight

Tis the season of giving – and gaining. Last week, I talked about ways to manage your stress during the holidays. Stress is a leading factor when it comes to weight gain, so be sure to use those helpful tips to keep your body relaxed and fit throughout the New Year. Here are 5 more [...]

Are Nurses More Likely to Get Fat?

By: MP Nursing Wow. I know this topic is a sensitive one, but please don’t kill the messenger! Recently, the question seems to be coming up more and more frequently: are nurses more inclined to get fat? Well, since the thought is out there we decided to look into it. The short answer? Nope! Nurses are [...]

8 Practical Ways to Tame Stress in Your Busy Day

By: Mp Nursing Work, the kids, finances, health, family, friends, that leak in the basement, and even the news on TV…we are constantly bombarded with stress. According to the American Psychological Association, in 2010 75% of Americans felt stressed with 25% describing severe stress in their lives. While some stress is good since it makes [...]