Are nurses hypocrites?

Are nurses hypocrites? Yes, we are! Not only do we educate our patients about medications, but we also educate them on healthy living, diet, staying active/exercising and smoking cessation. How many nurses educate their patients about the importance of smoking cessation, but continues to smoke themselves? We all know smoking causes vasoconstriction, increase coronary vascular resistance, decrease coronary blood flow, risk for cancer and so much more.

We should know better because we see the effects smoking has on the human body. Don’t you dare be the nurse that is religiously exercising, eating healthy, counting steps, but then continues to smoke. Come on! Your doing good one way, but hurting your body by smoking. Quit smoking!

No, I’m not on a high horse because I’m just as bad.  I don’t smoke, but I don’t exercise as much as I should and I should eat healthier too. I work 3  shifts a week (maybe 4 if overtime is available), so that leaves me with 4 days off. I’ve been working out once a week because I’ve been busy, exhausted and just want to sleep.

For me, I need to get off my ass and drag myself to work out more. I want to work out at least 3x a week. I just need to block time on my days off to go to the gym and work out. I know I would feel so much better and I’ll have those natural endorphins. So thats my goal-working out 3x a week.

There you have it. My name is Kat, I’m a hypocrite and I need to work out more frequently and eat healthier.

When I told my friend I needed more workout pants. She goes “why? your sweaty ass is still going to stick to whatever pants your wearing.” Okay, well the plan is to find some workout pants that will wick the moisture so my sweaty ass won’t stick to the fabric.



Stay active my friends.

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