Sitting kills–physically and mentally

Knowledge We already know that sitting kills and can predispose you to diabetes type 2 and cancer. But something that was not publicized enough (at the time) was the connection between sitting and mental health issues. A recent issue of the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association caught my attention, particularly because of two things. #1 … Continue reading Sitting kills–physically and mentally

True or False? Women are weaker than men

Okay. So who didn't have chills after watching this run from all-star stunt woman Jessie Graff from American Ninja Warrior (aka the best television show ever made)? To put things in perspective, Jessie Graff was one of the only athletes (among BOTH males and females) in the entire episode to make it to the last obstacle. To top … Continue reading True or False? Women are weaker than men

Walk with Attitude

Lately, research studies show that you can still be fit even with low or moderate intensity exercises. One of the most popular and favored exercises among my co-nurses and patients is simply walking. But there is an art to walking. To maximize the many benefits from your walk, keep in mind the following: Walk with attitude: … Continue reading Walk with Attitude

Just Move

What is the easiest way to get healthier? By simply moving -- plain and simple. A lot of times, I hear the same concern over and over from those who are hesitant to work out: "I don't know where to start."  And then the thinking of what to do (or what not to do) commences, and … Continue reading Just Move