Are nurses really destined to be overweight and walk with a poor gait sometime in time? I mean, if it's not the weight of a nurse, it's their gait. Can we be nurses for years, and still walk as great as we started and have a great metabolism as we started well if that was your case. Every nurse I see walks funny, or is alittle chubby, as they always say, theyve gained so much weight since nursing.
I mean, im just curious. my weight is not an issue, but my gait, heavens my Gait, could be in addition to working nights, but my legs arent connected to my body any more. When day shift walks in, here comes the first 8 with their unique gait, shuffling, and all sorts of varities. When i see them, i twtch because this job is already stressful, let alone be morphed from it. -___-
Quote from SoldierNurse22
I know a few nurses who are overweight, but by and large, (no pun intended) most of us are in good shape.
Nothing like biannual fitness tests as a condition of one's employment to motivate a person to exercise.
question- does your employer make you rotate all 3 shifts during the week? And do you get regular meal breaks at your job.
My point- of course, i have to blame something lol, is , that I wasn't overweight in my previous job, which was almost stress free, regular m-f one shift, two breaks and a full lunch break daily in an 8 hour shift, and no liabilities to worry about. No staying 2 hours past a 12 hour shift, etc.I was fit back then, exercised regularly, and also rode hunter horses( jumping) back then. Oh what I wouldnt give to have that now :-(.
ps. oh , and no, my back probs didnt come from riding- It came from hauling fat a** people ( oh, Im sorry- people of size)who are 500 lbs in their beds. Ever try to push a wheelchair with a 500 lb person in it by yourself? Oh, and elderly who think you can hold them up and fall on you. We've had to incidences of staff being pinned on the floor by them falling on them.( by the way, those staff were skinny- or of less size)We werent designed to do that stuff.
Last edit by jrwest on Dec 27, '12