7 Ways Nurses Can Treat Their Feet Right

  Your feet literally carry you through life, bear your weight and take you places. As a nurse, you are constantly on your feet, from eight hours to sixteen-hour shifts.  The importance of the feet cannot be over-stated. Despite their importance, the feet are often neglected. So what can you do to treat your feet right?     Pedicure and Foot Baths Taking care of your feet is important. Make sure you wash your feet when you shower, and be sure to give them a good scrub when you take a bath. You can buy a foot bath with a […]

What to Eat Before and After You Workout

    By now you’ve probably dedicated yourself to living a healthier lifestyle. Since exercise is an integral part of any healthy existence, you’ve started to get moving. Whether it is weight training or cardio, your body will benefit from increased use of muscle and the stimulation of the lungs and heart. You know that water is essential to optimal functioning during a workout, as well as before and after.  There are other foods and drinks that are good for you? To add value to your water, squeeze and add a slice of lemon. You can even grate the peel […]

How to Take Good Care of Your Back

  If overwork or injuries have caused strain on your back, you are by no means alone! Many people around the world suffer from some form of back pain. Statistics reveals half the American working population complains of a backache.  Indeed, back pain is an ailment that does not discriminate between the able-bodied and those less athletic in daily life. There are things you can do to strengthen your back and help ease and prevent pain. The good news is that it does not have to be difficult, or require a lot of time. You only need to make a […]

How Nurses Can Prioritize Self-Care

  Before any aircraft takes off, the hostess gives a demonstration of what to do in case there is a lack of oxygen.  She talks about first putting the oxygen mask on yourself, then helping your child. Many nurses are so caring they want to put the oxygen on the child first; or in this case, the patient, -so they tend to ignore themselves. To take care of others, you need to care for yourself first, so you have the energy and health needed. What exactly is self-care? Self-care includes any intentional actions you take to care for your physical, […]

6 Simple Avocado Uses

    The avocado is a healthy and delightful fruit that tastes delicious in a wide variety of dishes. Avocado can be mashed up in guacamole, sliced and enjoyed in salads, diced topping warm dishes, and even a component of some sweet treats. Avocado tastes best cold and yet is incredibly versatile. The avocado is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. It contains 18 essential amino acids, thus making it an ideal complete protein for vegetarians. This amazing fruit also possesses anti-inflammatory benefits that may help prevent migraines. Vitamin E, selenium, zinc and omega-3 fatty acids are also […]

Enjoy FreshTomato and Melon Salad after a Long Day

      After a long day at work, most nurses find it easy to eat whatever presents itself first. A tomato salad is best because it is healthy, has very few calories, yet can be quite filling. Tomatoes are high in antioxidants and rich in vitamin C. You can use fresh tomatoes from your garden if you have one, or organic tomatoes. Here is a simple recipe for a fresh tomato-melon salad.   Ingredients: 1 ½ pounds ripe tomatoes cut into ¾ inch cubes 3 cups watermelon cubes. ½ Purple onion peeled and sliced into thin rings A handful of […]