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1/22/08 6:26 P

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You are most welcome. i also forgot one thing...don't forget to get some sun. Even a littl bit. I work 8 to 8 and all the sun I see is when I am walking home and for me that's only a block. I feel better if I am out even if it is for 10 minutes. See ya!

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1/22/08 5:44 P

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thanks! i will. thanks for the add, btw :)

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1/22/08 4:13 P

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I think that is a really good idea. Rmemeber not to get too down on yourself if you don't make it some days. Just keep track of your intake and use those lunch breaks. I think that is a really good start. Let meknow if I can help in any way!

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1/22/08 2:23 P

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sometimes i sit during my night shifts, but sometimes it's crazy and i don't even have time to sit down. i've started walking during my lunch break, which helps. i work in a big hospital, so i can walk at a brisk pace for a half hour and not retrace my steps too many times!

i'm thinking afternoons are going to be the way to go for running and working out. i've talked to some people who go to the gym at 8am right after working, but i'm usually so cross-eyed by that time that i'd probably fall off the treadmill and hurt myself.

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1/22/08 2:09 P

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One thign that I forgot, make sure that you are stretching. If you are sitting down at night, which I do, circulation in your legs is not great. Make sure you stretch after and before each owkrout but also make sure you are streching at work too. A little here, a little there, throughout the night

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1/22/08 10:48 A

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I HAVE to exercise first thing in the morning, after coffee and tea, of course, otherwise I find any excuse to skip.

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1/22/08 9:06 A

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I'm not a night shift worker, however will throw my 2 cents in: I find my workouts are much easier to follow through on when I do them first thing in the morning after I wake up.

So a suggestion I might offer is for folks to try to schedule workout times whenever you wake up.

I know I workout for longer periods of time on my days off, but a 35 min. workout on my workday seems to get me off to a good start and offers consistent day-in, day-out cardio that I find very helpful.

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MARYTRCZN's Photo MARYTRCZN Posts: 325
1/22/08 9:00 A

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Hello! I am a 12hr nigth shift worker and then I am on-call the 12 hours that I am off. I do that for four days then two days off then again. I get called in a lot too. GO Army! lol
Anywya, I make sure to squeeze in my workouts but sometimes I can't so I try not to get down on myself.
I workout before hand or if I have the next day off I will go after work. I run for a quicker cardio and lift on my days off. One day i will do upper body, the next lower body. Then when I am working I concentrate on running and when I am on shift and have a chance I might do some wall-sits, situps, lundges, and push-ups. Also keeps me awake during work too. Hope this helps!

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1/22/08 4:19 A

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so, how many of you work night shifts? 8 hours or 12? how do you schedule your workout time? do you find it's best to work out before your shift or after? do you squeeze everything in on your days off? i'm curious as to what has worked for others.

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