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Exercise and Activity Energizes the Busy Nurse

imageAs a nurse it’s hard to find the time to exercise. Heck, it’s hard to find the energy for it! Read on for tools for fitting your exercise in as a busy nurse.

Sometimes as nurses we don’t have time to exercise. On top of that we just don’t have the energy. Working 12 hour shifts feels like a marathon in and of itself.

But this work-exercise see-saw can turn into an unhealthy, vicious cycle. If I don’t work out- I feel tired. Too tired? I just can’t get up the energy to work out. It goes on and on. Round and round. And it’s hard to get on top of our energy levels if we’re exhausted!

Nurses, Eating Healthy Isn’t About the Food!

We’re so busy we barely have time to eat. Eating healthy isn’t just about nutritious foods. Healthy intake, how we actually experience the meal, may matter even more.

Did you know that there’s more that goes into eating healthy than just the food itself? And we easily succumb to “bad food choices” when we are unconscious during a meal. So what’s this issue all about? What is the problem we as nurses face with eating- that has nothing to do with food?

Tips For New Nurse Grads

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Because we know how hard it is to be a new nurse, nurse bloggers have decided to team up and share some words of wisdom with all you new grads. We know what it was like to be a graduate nurse just getting our feet wet and want to make your journey a little easier. Keeping reading for a roundup of great nurse wisdom aimed especially at new grads.

This is Why You Need to Join a Nurses Support Group Online

Communication and information are the big concepts in healthcare and ironically, they’re also the big movers of the Internet in general. Think about it – we can keep in contact with friends and family, as well as co-workers, bosses, and even your doctor. Information can be shared – as long as you’re careful about it, and abide by HIPAA guidelines – with anyone you allow access to. This can be great or bothersome for us nurses. Think about it, you want a patient to tell you as much information as they can, however having them think they have something they don’t because WebMD mentioned it in an ad isn’t helpful.

Have You Heard of Intel WiDi Technology? It’s Like Airplay for PC!

Widi is Intel’s innovative wireless display technology brought to you by Intel. It allows you to use a WiDi capable computer and device to stream content effortlessly to a TV screen. While this certainly isn’t new technology, being able to do it quickly and easily with integrated technology is something relatively new in the Windows world.

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Review

The Canon PowerShot SX260 is a digital camera that has 20x zoom, a twenty-five millimeter wide lens and the capacity to hold 1080p Full-HD Video. It supports a wide variety of memory cards, such as SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, and SD Memory Card. The battery life (with taking photos and photo review) is approximately five hours. Also, the camera contains stereo sound for video playback, as well as a designated button for recording movies. There are fifty-eight predefined shooting situations in the canon PowerShot as well as a built in GPS that tracks exactly where each photo was taken. It contains a DIGIC 5 Image Processor. The draw of this camera is its ultrathin size and powerful zoom. Weighing at only 8.3 ounces and measuring three inches in length, the Canon PowerShot SX260 is very portable and easy to carry around. Since it does not weigh much and is rather small, it can easily be slipped into a pocket or purse.

How to Keep Your Files Safe Online

Keeping your files safe is absolutely essential in today’s digital economy. In this article, we’ll share tips and straightforward advice to help keep your files secure online.

Nurse of the Year [Video] [Parody]

Nursing is very rewarding to most of us, but it’s good fun to laugh at a few nursing related jokes that are on the cynical side.

Besides, who there isn’t near enough nurse humor on the internet and there certainly aren’t enough funny nurse videos.

Raising The Salary for Nurses Across the Board

Recently I posted about the pros and cons working as a salaried nurse verses hourly. Kevin Ross, of Innovative Nurse, has responded in a youtube video but has shifted the focus of the discussion to the wages of nurses in general. So let’s continue the conversation.

Kevin is a nurse consultant and was surprised after a discussion with another nurse hen he learned what the average pay for nurses is currently. And let me be completely honest when I say that I think nurses are reimburses well, compared to many other jobs I’ve done, but there is always room for improvement.

Top 4 Apps for Cardio Fitness

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With the right tools, your phone can be your personal trainer

Mobile apps can either be just another distraction, or they can help you measure progress, share motivation with friends, and stay on target with your fitness goals. Here are a few of the top smartphone cardio tools on the market, for both Android and iOS.

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