Why are RN's so fat! - page 6

I was told by a nanny last night that her employer just had a baby, and she commented on how fat the RN's are at the hospital (Her employer is thin). Her employer stated that "being RN's... Read More

  1. by   control
    I would have simply said that "RNs are human, too."

    And yes, I would have been offended. What a silly generalization.
  2. by   control
    Quote from rngreenhorn
    .... the "Super Nanny" isn't exactly svelte....

    OK, I'll shut up.
    Actually, I think she's gorgeous, overweight or not.
  3. by   Lisa CCU RN
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    Last edit by Lisa CCU RN on Mar 3, '07
  4. by   GardenDove
    Quote from sunnyjohn
    Shift work, lack of sleep, poor diet, Too much TV and other modern enternainment conveniences, lack of cardivascular and aerobic exercise...

    The same reason most of the people in western society are overweight.
    Bingo!
  5. by   MoriahRoseRN
    Quote from caroladybelle
    Many of the plastics guys give serious discounts to staff.

    But have you ever seen a less than pristine looking person in a derm or plastics service.
    I would work for a plastic surgeon if I could get a really nice discount on a tummy tuck (I am so vain). Honestly, I've worked so hard in the gym that I'm almost convinced I'm going to need a little help from the surgeon & his little knife to get the job done.
  6. by   Rach101
    People who work in the healthcare profession are expected to care for their bodies. This includes eating well. It would seem hypocritical to be encouraging a patient to lose weight to benefit their health if you yourself are overweight due to a poor diet.
  7. by   GardenDove
    Quote from ben123
    It is because they are lazy and that does not hold true for RN's but all people. Everyone is quick to come up with an excuse: i work odd hours, long hours, don't get a break, have kids, need junk food, like junk food, i am trying, i don't like the gym, well i am not fat but not skinny either, i don't have time etc.... Unless you have a problem with your thyroid you can blame noone but your self.
    Obesity doesn't come from laziness, but from physical inactivity combined with poor eating habits.
  8. by   ben123
    Quote from GardenDove
    Obesity doesn't come from laziness, but from physical inactivity combined with poor eating habits.
    Exactly, it all comes to being lazy. People are too lazy to exercise and they are too lazy to eat healthy. They would rather watch sports on tv than actually going out and play basketball. They would rather eat at McDonalds because it is quick than cook a nice healthy meal at home. Lazy, not just nurses but 2 out of 3 americans.
  9. by   nursesaideBen
    Some people in here need to get off their high horse, we all have problems before you judge others take a good long look at yourself, you might just see that you're not as perfect as you think you are.
  10. by   TrudyRN
    No, it doesn't offend me. I agree with it. Lots of RN's are overweight, I am one of them. I have recently lost a few pounds and feel and look better.
  11. by   TrudyRN
    Quote from ben123
    Exactly, it all comes to being lazy. People are too lazy to exercise and they are too lazy to eat healthy. They would rather watch sports on tv than actually going out and play basketball. They would rather eat at McDonalds because it is quick than cook a nice healthy meal at home. Lazy, not just nurses but 2 out of 3 americans.
    It is more than laziness. It's working full-time and more than full-time, it's having a family to care for in addition to the job, it's having to be homemakers in addition to working and childrearing, it's depression, it's hormone fluctuations, rotating shifts, dealing with car uipkeep, tax returns, summer plans for the kids, and many things. . Etc.
  12. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from ben123
    Exactly, it all comes to being lazy. People are too lazy to exercise and they are too lazy to eat healthy. They would rather watch sports on tv than actually going out and play basketball. They would rather eat at McDonalds because it is quick than cook a nice healthy meal at home. Lazy, not just nurses but 2 out of 3 americans.


    Physical inactivity does not always equal lazy!
  13. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from nursesaideBen
    Some people in here need to get off their high horse, we all have problems before you judge others take a good long look at yourself, you might just see that you're not as perfect as you think you are.

    Exactly.

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