Nurses' Health Habits

  1. Part of an informal study to investigate the health habits of nurses. Comments welcome!
  2. Poll: I participate in the following healthy lifestyles:

    • Exercise regularly

      27.92% 55
    • Eat organic food as much as possible

      3.05% 6
    • Vegitarian/Vegan

      1.52% 3
    • Exercise and organic food

      9.14% 18
    • Exercise and vegitarian/vegan

      2.03% 4
    • Exercise and organic and vegitarian/vegan

      3.05% 6
    • Organic and vegitarian/vegan only

      0% 0
    • None of the above

      53.30% 105
    197 Votes
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  4. by   Jas honey
    Hello all,
    well, I had to choose 'none of the above' because you didnt include things such as "eat several hershey kisses while reading the posts" or "have two double-stuf oreos as an elegant appetizer" before dinner tonight. I AM hoping to improve my personal situation though, just have to keep the motivation going (just like everyone else)
    I have been a lurker of sorts on the boards for a while, and I love the different personalities, and how supportive everyone is. I like how Mario speaks of himself in the third person, LOL, and I especially note the people from Pittsburgh (yea!)...I am from West Mifflin.
    Anyway, I digress....
    Best regards to all,
    aka Jas honey
  5. by   fergus51
    I hate organic food. I think it's wierd people assume organic or vegetarian automatically means healthy. It can be very difficult for a vegetarian to get a balanced diet without knowledge and planning. I just eat regular food and try to avoid junk...
  6. by   nursy_ann
    caus ei don't have time to exercice since I'm in nursing is a good alternative to eat better I guess
  7. by   night owl
    Have a magnet on my fridge it sez...Eat right, exercise regularly, die anyway! I figure running up and down those looooooong
    halls is plenty for me...I used to exercise daily to the point where I was what you call obsessed with it, went dancin' at the discos almost every night...and weighed 102 lbs. Oh those single days...
    never stopped! After two kids, working nights and never getting enough sleep, eating what I can, when I can...I've "blossomed!"
    Life gets hectic, so does the waistline. It's never too late though to start a healthy regime!
  8. by   kewlnurse
    Originally posted by fergus51
    I think it's wierd people assume organic or vegetarian automatically means healthy. It can be very difficult for a vegetarian to get a balanced diet without knowledge and planning.

    You sound just like me.
  9. by   donmurray
    I didn't get to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian!
  10. by   fergus51
    I don't mean vegetarians can't be healthy. I just mean non-meat eaters have to do planning in order to make sure they meet their nutrient requirements. I could be a vegetarian and eat nothing but cheetos and coke....Wait...maybe I am a vegetarian
  11. by   SICU Queen
    I didn't notice "hospital-acquired" apple juice and graham crackers as a choice...
  12. by   Teshiee
    I am sorry I like meat and will continue to have it in my diet. I hate depriving myself of great cuisine. I am starting to exercise and I do feel better. I don't smoke or drink. organic seems so trendy to me. Whatever happen to a good home cooke realistic meal instead of green crappy juices yeck!
  13. by   thisnurse
    why would you be sorry you eat meat?
    im a vegetarian because the thought of eating flesh disgusts me. but i dont think im healthier than or better than carnivors. lol

    ill trade you my steak for your potatoes...
  14. by   mario_ragucci
    I stick out like a sore thumb because I am always eating. I eat before, during and after class, I eat at my locker immediately after i work out at Bally's, I wear a "feed bag" on the bicycle, and I even sleep walk to the icebox at 0230 for cake. Mario cooks all his own food and eats meat, fish, drinks milk, but mostly I eat fruit, raw veggies and bread and drink water like a fish. I'd even eat you if you stood in front of me long enough when I'm hungry. Eternal praise to who ever invented those reusable plastic containers. Well, I don't eat hard boiled eggs or sweet relish.

    On the average, I burn up about 3500 kcals a day.
  15. by   prn nurse
    Why is it that (most) nurses do not take care of themselves? Since we all studied nutrition and have an idea of the right things to eat and exercising, and reading labels, etc. Why don't we do it? I was reading an article about it and it said when people know "the right thing to do", and then do not do it, it's called, ""an abuse of knowledge."" So, I know what I am, I'm a ""Knowledge Abuser."" But being labeled as such did not motivate me to refuse that donut or Girl Scout Cookies, cokes, etc. Having knowledge and implementing it....two different tracks.