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MSEYWERD's Photo MSEYWERD Posts: 101
7/11/07 11:06 A

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You nurses are the backbone of allopathic medicine!! The work you guys do is wonderful, it kills me to see the emotional and physical toll it takes on you all. I work on so many of you in my practice and my heart goes out to you all. Keep up the good work.

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7/11/07 9:35 A

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I am addicted to my pedometer. It has become my new best friend. It is attatched to my nightgown as soon as my feet hit the floor and gets transferred to wahtever I am wearing then back to my nightgown. I never realized how inactive I had been, but now I am not so. I look at it often troughout the day & it seems to motivate me to get going. I highly recommend the OMRON HJ 112. It has a 7 day memory, counts total steps, counts aerobic steps(over 10 minutes continuousy), calories, and distance. I usually put it in my pocket. It also has a cord to attatch to you so you don't lose it. It will measure steps when in any postiton except flat on its back.
The time is now to start taking care of yourself. i try to repeat it to myself frequently. I had been all for others but this year is MY year. It they do not like it, tough.
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7/11/07 1:20 A

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I just thougth about wearing a pedometer at work the other day--funny you mentioned it. It probably doesn't help that I have been working 6-7 shifts per week either. I need to stop working so much so I can start taking care of myself instead of everyone else!!

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7/10/07 9:23 P

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I've been a night nurse for 36 yrs & that shift is hard on eating, relationships etc. I do two 12 hour shifts & one 8 hour shift weekly. I walk a lot at work, but never realized that until I started wearing a pedometer every day. I aim for 11,000 steps daily. I walk or do a WATP DVD on my days off or when on an 8 hour day. On the back to back 12 hour shifts, I sleep & litle else. Also I never exercise right after work. I will exercise in the afternoon after I get up for the day. If i exercise before I sleep I am too worn out to give it my all plus I do not sleep well afterwards.
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7/10/07 3:38 P

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I am in the same situation. I am a Pediatric nurse. I work 7p-7a three nights a week and have many stresses and challenges in my life as well. I am a divorced mother of three ages 22, 16, and 14. I don't get enough sleep, I have poor eating habits, and until recently (a week ago) I haven't been too active other than work. I too am in need of helpful hints.

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7/10/07 3:54 A

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I am an ER nurse who works midnights, has 2 small kids, and multiple other responsibilities to tend to. I find it hard to balance night work and a busy schedule with healthy habits. I have terrible eating habits while at work and the last thing I want to do after working is get on the treadmill. Any ideas?

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