category: exercise

Exercise: Every Step Counts April 2011

Dear Fellow Nurse, A study published in JAMA last year provided women with some discouraging news, suggesting women need to exercise 60 minutes a day to maintain a healthy weight. “Who has an hour a day to exercise?” asked several women in a weight-loss program that I was leading. Sadly, the general feeling expressed was “What’s the point in even…

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Successful Behavior Change January 2011

Dear Fellow Nurse, Did you know that losing weight, exercising, and quitting smoking are among the most popular New Year’s resolutions? Even though many people don’t end up sticking to their plan, research shows that making resolutions is helpful. People who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely than those who don’t set resolutions to attain their goals. As…

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Brightening the Winter Blahs December 2010

Dear Fellow Nurse, Tomorrow, December 21st, is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and the longest night of the year. Since ancient times this day has held great significance. Interestingly,Stonehenge is lined up directly with the sunrise on the winter solstice. Both Egyptians and Syrians celebrated the solstice as the rebirth of the sun. In many societies, the solstice was…

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