Sick and tired of feeling tired? Stuck in a food rut? Want to lose weight but tired of diets? Here are 13 suggestions for nursing wellness to change your relationship to food and to build in healthy habits that are guaranteed success. Implement one every week. Aim for persistence, not perfection. So if you only follow the suggestions half the time, keep going, because you are on your way to better nurse’s health. Congratulate yourself because any change is still a change.
You not only are breaking through your resistance but you are building new habits. It is only if you quit that you fail. No matter what, never give up.
Ok, are you ready?
- Get moving. Walk stairs, park further away, dance, carry your groceries vs. a cart. Whatever you need to do, just get up and move.
- Increase your fiber and decrease your fat. Give up fast food and have a salad three out of five days. Have crunchy snacks like snap peas, carrots, broccoli instead of chips and peanuts.
- Love yourself. Nursing wellness requires that you love yourself instead of criticizing yourself, no matter what.
- Once a week have a veggie day. Eat only vegetables, lean protein. Hold off on grains, cheese, sugars and dairy. You can anything for a day.
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