Trying to maintain some semblance of a healthy weight, and more importantly trying to feel great, can be a difficult task to achieve when you are a nurse. The 12-hour unnatural shift alone can reek havoc on your body, mind and soul. Breaking the cycle of “I’ll just grab something from the cafeteria” (cheeseburger and fries) is hard when you just worked 12 hours the night before and you’re making the decision between showering or packing a lunch for work. However, when the scrub pants become a bit snug, and when doing compressions and your first thought is “I hope my muffin top doesn’t creep out,” it might be time to take control.
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