Fitness and nursing

  1. 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
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  3. by   anotherone
    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.
  4. by   klr276
    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. by   CABG patch kid
    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. by   Vespertinas
    My job IS my workout!
  7. by   buytheshoes11
    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. by   nurseprnRN
    What is this fitness of which you speak?
  9. by   Rhi007
    Quote from GrnTea
    What is this fitness of which you speak?
  10. by   Nurse Connie
    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!.
  11. by   Adele_Michal7
    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.
  12. by   SaoirseRN
    I don't on work days, but try to be active on my days off. I work twelve hour shifts, two days then two nights. On the morning before my first night shift, I try to get out and be active. I'm better able to have a good solid few hours of sleep before my shift that way and I feel better for it.
  13. by   jennilynn
    I work nights, so on my first day I work out before work, around 3pm. On the days after that, that i work, i try to go to an 830 am water class, it's easy and I'm tired, and it's some form of exercise. Most of my off days I will either go super early in the morning or after dinner and try to get a Zumba or yoga or body pump class in addition. Depends on my schedule and the gyms class schedule. I try to get 5-7 days in.
  14. by   FlyingScot
    6 days a week without fail. I work 4/10s so I go directly from work to the gym which means I often don't get home until 8:30. 60 minutes with my trainer at the crack of dawn on Saturday, 30 minutes cardio followed by 30-45minutes of strength training on Sunday, 60 minutes of Zumba on Monday followed by an ab workout, 30 minutes of in your face cardio followed by killer metabolic strength training with another trainer on Tuesday and Thursday, 30 minutes cardio, abs and some sort of strength training on Wednesday, Friday is my rest day. I can't wait until spring! then I will be riding my bike (20-60 miles) almost every day with strength training only on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. It is a huge time suck but so is getting old.

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