Just because someone works in a clinic or hospital, doesn’t mean they are the picture of health, themselves. There are steps to take in order to stay healthy enough to take care of others.
In many careers in nursing, there are double shifts and long, hard hours that can take a toll on health, especially if the nurse doesn’t take the advice she dispenses. Also, nurses generally work around people that are sick and many of those illnesses are contagious.
Work to keep the body healthy. Seek the help of a good, balanced diet and plenty of exercise. Nurses get a lot of walking done, but it doesn’t really strengthen the heart muscle if it doesn’t raise the heart rate.
Keep Healthy, Even at Work
A good idea is for a nurse to use the stairs when going to other floors of the building (or on their 15 minute break). Running the stairs is one good way to raise the heartbeat, but just walking up them without resting will do the trick, especially if it’s done several times a day.
A well balanced diet is also necessary. A healthcare worker must be sure their body gets the nourishment it needs to handle the long hours and to care for other people. It’s important for all bodies to receive carbs for energy and protein for necessary body function and growth. If eating out of the vending machine is somehow necessary, be sure to choose things that deliver both carbs and protein, like a turkey sandwich on whole grain bread. Fresh fruits and veggies are an important part of everyone’s diet, and they come in vending machines, too. Outside help, in the form of food and exercise, is just the ticket.