Fitness Tips For Active Nurses Over 40

nurse with babyWorking on your feet is a great way to burn calories throughout the day and stay in tip-top shape, but the heavy labor often involved when caring for patients can also take it’s toll on the body after many years of service. And if you are like most people over the age of forty then you have likely noticed that your body just isn’t as resilient as it once was. That’s why it is so important to modify the way that you work out as you get older. You need to take the fact that your body is older now into consideration, and make the necessary adjustments without letting your pride get in the way.

1 – Tone down the intensity of your workouts

While high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and other high intensity workouts can be a great to burn calories when you are in your 20s and 30s, these workouts are likely to have a detrimental effect on those in later stages of life. This is especially true if you have a nursing job that requires a great deal of physical exertion. That fact is that our bodies have limits and those limit naturally decline a bit as we age. However, the situation isn’t really as bad as I am probably making it sound. Just keep in mind that working out directly following a 12 hour shift probably isn’t going to be recommended at this stage of the game. Instead try to schedule your workouts on your days off, or before work. Also, be sure to skip out on exercises that are hard on your joints, as joint pain and injuries become increasingly common as we age. The Abs After 40 program has a lot of modified workouts specifically designed for those over forty, but unfortunately the program is for men only. Women can find similar workouts suited to their gender by consulting with a qualified fitness trainer.

2 – Be sure to get adequate rest after your shifts and/or workouts

Rest is important at any age, but it becomes even more necessary as we enter middle age. Most researchers agree that adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night, but as we all know many of us are lucky to get even just 6 hours on a consistent basis, and this is particularly true among nurses and other health care workers who may at times be required to put in grueling shifts lasting twelves hours or more. While there may not be anything that you can do to fix your work schedule there are a couple things that most people can tweak in order to get proper rest. First, make sure that you are sleeping on a quality mattress in a room that is pitch dark. Both of these factors will greatly improve the quality of the sleep you get, and potentially allow you to sleep longer as well. Second, make sure to hydrate throughout the day, and then lay of the liquids in the last hour before sleep. Hydration is vitally important for recovery and overall health, but having a full bladder can obviously interfere with having an undisturbed night of sleep, so so your best to empty out before retiring for the evening.

3 – Get blood work done and consult with a doctor to make sure you address any deficiencies

As a nurse, you are probably no stranger to blood tests, but the fact is that most nurses still don’t get all of the tests necessary to ensure they don’t have any vitamin or mineral deficiencies. Our modern diet, in combination with environmental toxins and the overuse of pharmaceuticals can rob the body of many vital nutrients, and most people suffering from vitamin and mineral deficiencies are painfully unaware of their condition. So be sure to discuss this possibility with your doctor and check your levels as often as possible to be sure that you are getting the nutrients you need to grow old gracefully and keep on truckin’.

The Women On “The View” Are Inferior To Nurses In Every Way

Recently there was a bit of a fiasco when the women on the popular US talk show the view decided to mock nurses, and in so doing the entire nursing profession. The video above explains a bit about what happened and the resulting fallout. Truly it is a sad day for America when we have so called “celebrities” mocking the men and women who selflessly care for our country’s most fragile and needy citizens – the sick and elderly. In my personal opinion the women of “The View” should think long and hard about the things that they say and how hurtful they can be. I don’t watch the show myself, but every time I hear about it they are saying hurtful and disgusting things. they should be ashamed of themselves!

Tips For Male Nurses Looking to Date Female Nurses

nurses in love

As a male nurse you will have the opportunity to work alongside many attractive female nurses who you may wish to see socially outside the workplace. However, it is important that you go about dating your co-workers in such a way that you do not compromise your professional reputation or put yourself at risk of being reprimanded by a superior.

That being said, in today’s post I would prefer to offer guidance on how to date your female co-workers and associates, focusing on what to do after you have already arranged a date.

So, how do you go about establishing a romantic relationship with the woman you find yourself out on a date with?

Research indicates that making overt and aggressively sexual advances may not be the path to tread. Indeed, women are more responsive to romance, and are more inclined to feel warm, and excited about you when their minds have been teased with intimate thoughts and slightly suggestive remarks.

This is really a great game-plan to follow if you aspire for a romantic connection, as most women will usually respond quite positively to this kind of thing.

So, instead of trying to get all physical and start feeling her up the first time the opportunity presents itself, why don’t you try to spark some romance and invoke a sense of intimacy that way?

Tell her that you are not likely to get any sleep once the night is over as your mind will still be filled with vivid thoughts of her. Tell her that you will forever remember the night that her beauty and her fragrance put their indelible stamp on your memory.

It may seem corny if you are not used to saying this kind of stuff, but trust me, it works.

Tell her that the mere whiff of her perfume is likely to arouse you no end even after your date. Teasing her in this provocative, subtle, and non-threatening way will make her predisposed to feel emotionally involved. She is likely to find such conversation sexy and thrilling—and make her more inclined to accept gentle, teasing caresses of a more physically intimate nature later down the line. You can progress from here eventually.

Resource: The Desire System

Why Men In The Special Forces Are So Healthy

spe-force-alpha-weightsIf you look at the health of the men in our Army’s special forces compared to that of the average American you will find that Spec Force soldiers are on average much healthier, much stronger, much leaner and in overall much better physical condition. In fact, the physical condition of Spec Force guys is also much better than that of men in other branches of the armed service.

What is to account for these differences you may ask. Well, the fact is that Spec Force soldiers have a very different approach to fitness than normal Americans. Rather than eating Tofu and walking on a treadmill, Spec Force guys eat real meat and do intense workouts that include exercises like pull ups, pushups and deadlifts. In fact, there’s a new program from a guy named Todd Lamb called Spec Force Alpha, that basically gives you a blueprint for what you need to do to get in the same kind of shape as these guys, so you can check that out if this is something that interests you.

Sure, we all know that fitness is important because it helps us do little everyday physical things better can help keep diseases away. But staying fit also makes you more attractive, and helps you to feel better about yourself which can reduce stress and improve your psychological well-being. Being confident about your body emanates positive energy that turns you into the kind of attractive person that others admire and want to be around.

Get Fit the Right Way…

Many supplements promise you a buff body in a short amount of time, but these supplements are only trying to make money off you. Believe me, Spec force soldiers like Todd Lamb don’t mess with that stuff.

The long term way of staying and looking fit is a lifestyle change. This mean committing to eating right for life and living an active lifestyle – not just going on a temporary diet and trying out some new exercise program. A healthy diet of 50% raw food or food that requires little processing helps you clean your body and get the nutrients it needs. So that is a good place to start, but you also want to be sure to eat foods like saturated fats that will help you to keep your testosterone levels high.

You won’t get ripped and get that six-pack by sitting around and dreaming about it all day. You need to hit the gym and start lifting weights to improve your physique. Get a personal trainer if you want, to help you with a customized program that fits your body’s fitness level. To get the best results, you may want to use a couple supplements in combination with your workout program. Good supplements provide your body with the nutrients and protein it needs to sustain high levels of energy and strength throughout your training program, but don’t think that those supplements will do the hard work for you..

6 Reasons You Should Consider A Career In Nursing

An increasing number of people, both women and men, are choonursesing nursing as a career – and for good reason.

For one thing, nursing offers really great job security. While many have seen their pay cut and benefits eliminated due to the of economic crisis following the great recession, nurses have a career that remains lucrative and highly in demand.

With nursing, there are a wide variety of different job opportunities. One can opt to work in public health, primary care, long-term care, mental health, the academe and many more.

You can opt for private practice. You can choose to work in the homes of your patients. You can be an educator or an administrator. You can choose to work in emergency room nursing, trauma care, or surgical nursing. There are almost endless possibilities.

Plus, as a nurse you are guaranteed a good salary. It doesn’t matter if you are working in a big city like NYC or some rural hospital in Arkansas, as a nurse you are going to be getting a good sized paycheck. And, if you want to earn more, you can simply continue to further your education. By specializing in a specific chosen field of nursing you can demand greater compensation, and as your years of experience add up you will watch as your salary climbs higher and higher.

Another great thing about nursing are the flexible hours you’ll enjoy. Basically, you can adapt your work hours to fit your lifestyle. You can choose to work short shifts, or a full 12 hours — mornings, afternoons, nights, weekdays, or weekends. The same flexibility applies to location. Nursing jobs are so abundant that you are certain to find a job in any place that you want to explore or live in.

Nursing is an intellectually stimulating career. You’ll have diverse opportunities for continuous learning and education. You can request to be assigned to a variety of departments, or even opt for an administrative or management job if that suits your fancy. Perhaps you’ll find that nurturing nurses new in their jobs and sharing your knowledge and expertise with them is something that you enjoy.

And lets not forget what an emotionally rewarding job nursing can be. As a nurse you’ll always know that your job is meaningful and that you are helping to make the world a better place every time you clock in. You can see, again and again, that what you do has a great impact on other people’s lives. By doing your job well, and empathizing with your patients, you can immediately see that you are able to lessen the suffering that your patients go through by being a constant source of cheer and comfort.