If they are so worried about my health.... - page 2

Come November my hospital is implimenting a no smoking on hospital property. The reason is to promote better health of the staff and pts. I smoke and I am in the process of trying to quit d/t it will... Read More

  1. by   Roy Fokker
    Why didn't I think of this?

    I don't think my hospital has a gym - but this subsidised gym membership thing could be nice!
  2. by   lilypad2424
    They are not interested in your health, they are interested in dollars. However, I, as a smoker, am quite glad that they are banning smoking in so many places. We all need to quit.
  3. by   nurse4theplanet
    We have a YMCA connected to our facility. I don't know if it's free or even what it looks like on the inside. I live too far from the hospital to use it anyway, and quite frankly...I am just not the athletic type. Hubby would like us to work out together and now that I am out of school and have more free time, I might get my butt in gear. I am the type that needs someone to motivate me to do physical activity. Sad but true.
  4. by   blueheaven
    I agree with you Jo. The hospital I currently work at has very nice equipment for the patients that are involved with a fitness program here. However, the hours that the staff can use it are ridiculous! The hospital across the street from ours has on-site weight watchers program, emp. gym and have actually measured off a one mile walking path through the hospital.
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    We have a cardiac rehab which our employees are allowed to use in off hours. The local gyms also will give a discount to hospital employees. My daughter and I belong to a local gym.

    steph
  6. by   S.T.A.C.E.Y
    I think a gym in the hospital would be a GREAT idea. Have you considered asking your dpt manager or group of overweight coworkers if they would be interested in trying to get a group deal at the local YMCA. Maybe you could be the catalyst that gets the process started, and get all your coworkers cheaper deals at the Y and then have someone to go with!
  7. by   WinksRN
    Quote from jo272wv
    Come November my hospital is implimenting a no smoking on hospital property. The reason is to promote better health of the staff and pts. I smoke and I am in the process of trying to quit d/t it will take to long to leave the grounds to smoke and I do not want to go thru withdraw every night I work. Plus its not a bad idea to quit anyways.

    Now I am also over weight along with many of my co workers. I joined they ymca recently for about four hundred dollars a year. Most of my co workers refuse to pay this amount but would work out if it was available for less cost. Now my question is, if a hospital is so concerned about employee health, why not build a gym in the hospital that employees can use before or after work? This would benifit more workers then kicking smokers off hospital grounds.

    Do any of you have gyms at your hospital and is it a positive thing?

    I can just imagine this. a gym full of off duty nurses,,and staffing harrassing you to come and help out because they're short staffed..hahha:roll
  8. by   nurse4theplanet
    Our hospital has done a weight loss challenge a couple times. If you wanted to participate, you paid something like $15 or $20 entrance fee and the person who lost the most weight won the pot (I think there may have been a first, second, third place.) Everyone had to weigh in at the beginning and end on a certain day at the same time and on the same scale. One of the RNs on my floor won it one time. I thought that was a really good idea!

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