Not Your Average (Nurse) Focker…

Believe it or not becoming a male nurse was never a childhood dream of mine. In fact, I’m 99% positive that if I could go back in time and ask my teenage self about a possible career in nursing my younger self would laugh. So how and why? I have always been a relatively high energy individual. Growing up I…

Dynamic Vs Static Stretching

What does your personal warm up routine entail? For me, I like to get a good sweat going by either jogging or pumping out some calories on the stationary bike, followed by some dynamic stretching. However, when I was playing soccer my warm up consisted of a lot of static stretching to make sure I…

Dynamic Vs Static Stretching

What does your personal warm up routine entail? For me, I like to get a good sweat going by either jogging or pumping out some calories on the stationary bike, followed by some dynamic stretching. However, when I was playing soccer my warm up consisted of a lot of static stretching to make sure I…

Your Posterior Chain: Your New Sexy

In the athletic world, the posterior chain is considered the most influential muscle groups in the body and are the prime movers of forward propulsion. You may be asking yourself right now, “why should I care? I am a nurse not an athlete”. As a nurse, a lot of the movements you perform are also…

The Fitness Mindset – A Nurse’s Perspective

Nursing is one of the most trusted occupations and since there are approximately 2.9 million working nurses in the United States alone, we can truly have a major influence on our patients. Imagine the impact we could make on the lives of our patients if we were all dedicated to caring for ourselves as well…

Drink This Not That!!!

If you are anything like me you have tried one of the many “popular” energy drinks out there like Monster, Red Bull, etc. Truth be told, I used to drink 1-2 energy drinks a day for an extended period. Well, a visit to a cardiologist and subsequent diagnosis of tachycardia put the kibosh on that…

Nursing and Nutrition

There are many different responsibilities when it comes to being a nurse. Whether it is an emergency room nurse saving a life or a medical surgical nurse going over discharge instructions with a patient and their family, nurses have a massive job description. One of the lifestyle areas that nurses educate their patients about on…

Musculoskeletal Injuries in Nursing

A research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Nurses suffer a high rate of Musculoskeletal injuries, which require time off from work. Many would be surprised that Nurse is high up on the list since the nature of the profession is considered not labor intensive. Construction workers, stock clerks and truckers are just above…