Posts Tagged ‘Healthy Lifestyle’

Self-Care for Nurses: How to Stay Fit With a Busy Job

Thursday, October 14th, 2021
Self-Care for Nurses

It’s no secret that nursing is a career choice that can get very demanding and taxing on a person, both physically and emotionally. Nurses would mostly agree that the reward and satisfaction they get from their jobs make all the hard work worth it. However, there’s no denying that nurses are often in positions where they are under a lot of pressure at work, with patients’ lives sometimes riding on the decisions that they make. This sometimes makes self-care for nurses an afterthought, but it shouldn’t be!

Working as a nurse often means spending most days at work in a very high-stress environment, meaning that along with having the necessary knowledge, education, and work experience to do their jobs well, nurses also need to be dedicated to looking after themselves and keeping themselves strong and healthy both mentally and physically. If you are currently in nursing school, there’s no better time to get started with self-care. 

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3 of the Toughest Steps to Take in Your Life When Things Aren’t Working

Friday, September 10th, 2021
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With the stresses of work, money, and relationships, life can get complicated, stressful, and scary for everyone.

Add on top of that, social pressures to achieve, to end up with the right person (or to end up with someone at all), and to live a fulfilling life, living in the 21st century is a balancing act of figuring out how to survive and how to live.

Of all the challenges that come through in all the phases of life, there are some that stand out as the most painful, most difficult to accept, and most frustrating on which to follow through. Here are some of the most challenging things we as humans have to do when life deals us a bad hand:

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Weightlifting Injury Prevention: Protect Your Back!

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021
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This is a guest post from Shaun Sinclair, founder, and author of Stay Fit Bug. Shaun is a former 100/200-meter runner and professional athlete.

Look after your BACK!
Because once that goes you are FINISHED!

It really is that simple.

The spine and the muscles surrounding it are the backbones to our physical existence ‘Pun intended’.

However, it is a part of our body that is prone to injury. Now, prevention isn’t a difficult thing to do. But one thing I am certain of is that trying to cure the issue of back pain is an entirely different matter (Yes… not always easy).

  • Good form
  • Good exercise execution
  • Embracing good posture

All of those things are highly important when it comes to protecting your back. Heck, embracing good posture isn’t even something you need to worry about in the gym only. In fact, that has a lot more to do with your activities outside of the weight room.

  • How you sit at your desk in the office.
  • In your bed and how you sleep (sleeping on the floor is still one of the best things you can do).
  • How you position your body when using a computer at home, which of course, is where most of us spend most of our time in today’s world on Facebook and the like.

These lifestyle habits are highly important in regard to back injury prevention. Now let’s see how you can change your lifestyle to proactively protect yourself from back injuries.

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6 Tips For Post-Workout Muscle Recovery

Friday, June 4th, 2021
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Some fitness sites may disagree but eating nutritious foods and having a good night’s sleep are the best ways to help your muscles recover. The most important move you will take to optimize your muscle recovery is to live a balanced lifestyle. There is no recovery mechanism that can compensate for inadequate nutrition and a lack of sleep. Many people feel that in order to see results from their workouts, they need to buy costly supplements. While some supplements have advantages, you won’t get the most out of them unless you’ve already taken care of the basics. 

Here are some tips to get your body recovered in no time. 

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6 Healthy Habits You Can Actually Maintain

Friday, April 30th, 2021
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Getting healthy is a priority for almost anyone but it can be really tough to make permanent and sustainable changes to your lifestyle. In a culture surrounded by fad diets and unrealistic standards, it’s easy to decide to give up when you don’t see immediate progress. Here are six healthy habits that can help you make permanent changes.

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Tips for Becoming A Better You

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021
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New years often mean new resolutions for most people, and one of the biggest things people say they want to do is create a better self. Although we are already a few months into the year 2021, there is no time like the present to determine you’re going to be a better you. Here are a few things that could help you in becoming a better you.

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How Working On Your Physical Health Can Improve Your Mental Health

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
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Dealing with mental health issues, whether it’s depression, anxiety or something else can be difficult. While it may be possible to keep them under control at times, at others they may feel hard to manage, and this can be overwhelming. The thing that many don’t realize, though, is that there are simple things they can do themselves to help improve their mental health.

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Staying in Shape During Summer

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020
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Summer is a great time to refresh yourself and get started on a new you. There’s an energy in the air that only comes because of the summer sun. No matter who you are, it never hurts to become a little more health-conscious and work on bettering yourself. Once you start though, don’t let anything hold you back. You need to keep going no matter what. Here are a few things that will help you get in better shape.

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Rebound from Quarantine with Fitness, Not By Rushing Into a New Relationship

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020
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While the world battles against a global pandemic isolating the majority of the people and confining them to their homes, a bigger fight continues for those who are single, the struggle of staying alone and out of human touch. While others, married or in a relationship, on the contrary, face problems of strained relations because of a lack of communication and personal space. Here is our latest in our quarantine series of managing the fallout of lockdown through fitness and healthy lifestyle habits. Let’s consider what to do when the stay-at-home order is lifted.

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5 Easy Ways to Reduce Belly Fat at Home

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
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Belly fat is embarrassing and affects your confidence level. It is a fact that this kind of fat is the easiest to gain and most challenging to lose. Also, belly fat can lead to many health problems. Excess belly fat can also lead to the formation of visceral fat around your liver, kidneys, lungs, heart, and other organs. A high amount of visceral fat can cause health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, dementia, and cancer. Therefore, it’s essential to lose belly fat. Get started by following these easy ways to reduce belly fat at home. 

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