By February 18, 2011 0 Comments

Take Time for the Most Important Person You Love… Yourself.


In keeping with the theme of the month, Heart Health month, we thought we’d share some important tips to help keep your heart in good health as well as the rest of your temple. As a nurse I’m sure you’ve given many a patient direction as to the best way to incorporate exercise in their lives in order to reduce stress and keep a fit body. You talk the talk, but do you walk the walk?


If you can't go for a jog, try walking briskly through the halls.

What about your blood pressure? What about your stress? What about your own body and heart? Have you ever given thought that the life you lead now may not be conducive to a healthy life later? It’s known that nurse’s schedules can be rather crazy and can be difficult to squeeze in time for the gym. So what can you do? Well there are many things you can do during a typical day on the job, or even driving in the car on your way to your new travel nursing assignments. Set aside 10 minutes each day for these simple body building, stress reducing exercises and the results will quickly show up in your energy level and more importantly, in your mirror reflection.

To see how heart healthy you are, take a heart health assessment at the American Heart Association’s website.

Please share any other exercises or tips you use to keep a sound body and mind in our comment section below.

About the Author:

Patrick Fuerstenau here. Born in Kentucky, raised in Germany, landed in Nebraska and still here. I've been involved with Marketing and Advertising for over a decade. It all began with an internship at an ad agency in Omaha, followed by a 9 year stint as a graphic artist at the lone major newspaper in Omaha. A friend of mine told me about an opening at her company and said that it was the best gig she's ever had... So I decided to spread my proverbial wings and see what I could do for them and vice versa. So here I am at Medical Solutions as a Marketing Specialist for a great travel nursing company. This by far has been a major blessing in my life. I love the work I get to do just as much as I love the people who make up this fabulous company. I can see myself here for a long time... As long as they'll have me. Now that we've got the career timeline out of the way... Let me tell you a little about who I am. I am oh so passionate about the game of futbol! I've been playing soccer since the age of 8 and am still playing today. If I couldn't at least kick the ball around, I don't know what I would do with myself. I fear getting old. I also have a strong love for the arts... Music, Visual arts, Film, Design... pretty much anything and everything arty. I'm happy go lucky and am always looking to have a good time. Just ask my manager! And I love writing about travel nursing.

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