If you are anything like me, sometimes it can be really difficult to accomplish healthy eating during the workday. I know I usually have good intentions and will go shopping on Sunday and buy a variety of healthy items that I can bring into work to prepare during the day. The problem for me is that I get too busy and do not have the time to take a break. Then what happens………delivery from a local establishment which usually consists of some not so healthy choices.
With summer here, all I want to think about is grilling out, backyard gatherings, soaking in the sunshine, and eating delicious, easy to prepare foods. So, naturally a blog with snapshots of just that with summer skewer recipes is something I’m excited to share with healthcare professionals and everyone else.
Having a smorgasbord of healthy, easy to prepare, but still delicious, easy appetizers in your arsenal of tricks is important. Whether you host a small get-together, or like to bring a dish to the party, these crowd pleasing summer skewer recipes are sure to please or inspire your inner skewer-creativity.
5 Tips to Sleep Better at Night
A good night’s sleep may seem like a dream when you’re up night after night tossing and turning and counting the dwindling hours until your alarm. Many of us struggle to shut down our bodies and minds on a daily basis, resulting in the sluggish feeling from the lack of restoration the evening before. The five tips below may help restore your body’s ability to get full night of restful sleep.
Now that the holidays are over, it is time to get back into the swing of things. If you had as much fun over the holidays as I did, your pants are little tight and your gym membership card is a little dusty. Good news! There are many ways to be active and healthy during these chilly post-holiday months. Whether you want to stay indoors or you want to brave the cold, I have great ideas to stay active to help keep that waistline from expanding.
4 Things to consider before calling into work because you’re sick
There is a stigma attached to staying home sick from work that all employees are aware of. There is always a choice to be made. Should I call in sick? Can I just tough it out? Can I afford to call in? Will we be short staffed if I’m out? Healthcare Professionals struggle with these same questions that go along with deciding if you are too sick to go to work. Here are a few suggestions to consider when deciding if you are truly too sick to go to work.
Compassion Fatigue is an occupational hazard in the field of healthcare. Taking constant inventory on your personal self-care to promote a healthy, sustainable career in your field of study is more important than ever as responsibilities and workload continue to rise in the industry. It is seen as a cost of caring, within high care occupations where empathy, caring for others, and compassion are at the occupational core. Those who work in healthcare are aware, to some extent, of the high burnout rates that are go hand-in-hand with the industry.
Having the right combination of eating healthy and exercising is important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but if you’re working crazy hours or have a demanding schedule, this can feel almost impossible.
Let’s face it! Unlike many other industries, working as a healthcare employee is challenging due to the schedules and time on your feet. Your life likely revolves around; night shifts, rotating schedules, double shifts, and overtime. You may even be a first time mom trying to learn how to balance a career and baby world. Or perhaps, you’ve found a 9-5 position that is providing career satisfaction. No matter where you are in your career, I am confident that you have what it takes to become a healthier person. Continue reading