Dear Nurse Marge
So lately, I haven’t been feeling so great, so I finally did what most nurses hate to do: I went and saw the doctor. In the 2.2 minutes I spent with him, he determined that I’m fine, I just have too much stress. His recommendation is that I get more exercise. What’s the best way for a nurse to exercise?
Wondering about Workouts
Personally, I’ve found that kickboxing and most martial arts to be great exercise — ask your doctor about the health benefits you’ll be enjoying while you’re knocking him over his clueless head! More exercise? You mean running to codes, jumping to answer every call light, and carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders isn’t enough exercise?
If that’s the case, you could consider expanding your exercise regime to include:
Running, rather than walking, to hide in the bathroom when a ‘frequent flier’ comes to the unit.
Climbing the walls (most common after the computer system is ‘upgraded’ — but this healthy activity is available anytime!)
Shifting responsibility onto other employees for your workload. (A popular exercise, this serves as some people’s sole physical activity!)
Of course, you’ll want to find the exercise routine that’s best for you. It might even be worth consulting with your doctor!