Fitness and nursing

  1. 0
    Hey kids. So my pondering is how many of you play a sport/hit the gym before and/or after work?

    I'm a solid build and only 5'7" so I tend to play basketball during the week and hit the gym for a few hours on the weekends. I find it keeps me sharp, fit and my dexterity levels at an optimum level. I'm looking to get a professional level ( NBL, AFL etc ) fitness instructor.

    I tend to play hoops in the morning and then hit the court after work, good stress reliever

    Get the hottest topics every week!

    Subscribe to our free Nursing Insights newsletter.

  2. 25 Comments...

  3. 1
    after 13 hr nights? almost never!!!!maybe once or twice but only when i didnt have to go back for more work that night. when working 12.5 hrs my priority is to go home and sleep. nothing comes close , not eating or exercising. if i have to go back in to work , i sleep 930am or so to 5 pm. i have gone to the gym before working 11p to 730am but i dont work that shift any more. i only go to the gym when i have the night off.
    UpennRN likes this.
  4. 0
    Hey there- when I was on nights I would workout before I went into work. It would help wake me up and get me ready to get thru the long hours... I have a group of nurse friends still on nights and we all do Crossfit at 4pm. I love it, it's a good workout as long as your smart with pushing yourself. Usually finish with 30/45 min. Hope that helps.
  5. 0
    I listen to my body. When I worked night shift there were days that I woke up early and was done sleeping; I'd work out and it was fine. Now that I work day shift I sleep until my alarm goes off and really don't want to get up early to work out. Going after work is pointless since I have very little energy and my feet hurt. I'm trying to just be okay with working out on my four days off.
  6. 3
    My job IS my workout!
    erint91DC, katiescow, and jrwest like this.
  7. 0
    I exercise during my days off, but don't on the days that I work. I guess I feel too lazy before and after working. I know of at least one nurse who works out for about an hour before work; I wish I could be more like this!
  8. 7
    What is this fitness of which you speak?
  9. 0
    Quote from GrnTea
    What is this fitness of which you speak?
    Lmao!!!!
  10. 1
    I always work out on the days I'm off. I work night shift and there is no way I could work out right before or after my shift!.
    anotherone likes this.
  11. 1
    I train with weights 4-5 days per week and I also do 30-40 minutes of cardiovascular exercise daily. Also, living in San Francisco, I do a fair amount of daily walking as well.
    Texan56 likes this.


Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors
Top