Healthy Living

Breakfast Is the Most Important Meal of the Day … No Matter When Your Day Starts

Breakfast Is the Most Important Meal of the Day … No Matter When Your Day Starts

Posted on Friday, November 15, 2019 in Healthy Living

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, why do so many people skip it? If you’re a nurse, you can’t afford to skip breakfast. Not only does it give you the energy you need to get through the day, it helps fuel everything from a good mood to your ability to retain new information. No matter what time of day your shift starts, make sure you’re eating that all-important first meal of the day.
Staying in Shape as a Travel Nurse

Staying in Shape as a Travel Nurse

Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019 in Healthy Living

A busy schedule often comes at the expense of exercise for many nurses. Taking the time to prioritize exercise — especially while you’re on assignment — will put you in better shape, better spirits, and better health so that you can make the most of your assignment. There are more than a few ways to get your daily exercise in. Here are a few easy options anyone can pursue.

On Assignment? Make Your Housing More Like Home

Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2017 in Travel Nurse Tips, Healthy Living

Travel nursing can be a rewarding career that combines your passion for caring, an ability to travel, and a flexible schedule. But how do you stay grounded when you're away from home? Here are some tips to help you feel at home — no matter where you are.
Improving Physician-Nurse Relationships Requires Perspective and Communication

Improving Physician-Nurse Relationships Requires Perspective and Communication

Posted on Monday, December 19, 2016 in Healthy Living

Doctor-nurse relationships directly impact patient outcomes as well as job satisfaction and overall happiness on the job. But what can you do about them?
Attack the Issue of Drug Abuse in Healthcare

Attack the Issue of Drug Abuse in Healthcare

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 in Healthy Living

The existence of drug abuse and addiction in the U.S. isn't news. We've seen the broadcasts, read the stories on social media, and heard the rumors among family and friends. We know addiction is a widespread problem. But are we aware of the degree to which we, as nurses, are at risk?

Turkey chili recipe: A classic comfort food without the calories

Turkey chili recipe: A classic comfort food without the calories

Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 in Healthy Living

Turkey chili is a guilt-free way to squash a comfort food craving.

Build-your-own chicken fajitas

Build-your-own chicken fajitas

Posted on Tuesday, February 04, 2014 in Healthy Living

Fajitas are a great lunch or dinnertime entrée because they are a build-your-own food. If you have kids or you are hosting a dinner party, you can set out an array of ingredients and allow each person to build their own fajitas.

Satisfy your pizza craving with fewer calories

Satisfy your pizza craving with fewer calories

Posted on Tuesday, February 04, 2014 in Healthy Living

Who doesn't love pizza? It comes in so many varieties and it's warm, cheesy and full of bread—it doesn't get much better than that.

Get a Full 8 Hours Every Night: Your Patients Depend on It!

Get a Full 8 Hours Every Night: Your Patients Depend on It!

Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2019 in Healthy Living

When’s the last time you got a full eight hours of shut-eye? Woke up feeling brand new? Sleep deprivation is a serious problem among working Americans ― nurses especially. Here’s what you need to know about getting a good night’s rest and the ramifications of falling behind on sleep. Those eight hours matter more than you know.
American Diabetes Month: Living with Type 1 Diabetes

American Diabetes Month: Living with Type 1 Diabetes

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2018 in Healthy Living

Diabetes is a commonly known disease, but many people are not aware of how dangerous it can be, or the warning signs and symptoms of diabetes. As American Diabetes Month comes to a close, two Health Providers Choice employees talk about their experience living with type 1 diabetes, and what they want other people to know about the disease.
Nurses and Depression: Care for the Caregiver

Nurses and Depression: Care for the Caregiver

Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2017 in Healthy Living

Nurses might be the least well cared for of the professions when you consider the rate of depression and injury and the lack of treatment sought by nurses. It time for that to change.
Stay Healthy During the Holiday Season!

Stay Healthy During the Holiday Season!

Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2016 in Healthy Living

Nurses need to find time for self-care to stay healthy. Easier said than done, right? Here are some tips and reminders to help you get through the busy holiday season. 
Travel Nursing Is a Matter of the Heart

Travel Nursing Is a Matter of the Heart

Posted on Monday, March 07, 2016 in Healthy Living

Like most pursuits, a career in nursing begins with a healthy passion. Men and women enter this field to make positive contributions to the world, expand their scientific studies, or simply to have opportunities to make small differences, one person at a time.

Flavorful & filling veggie quesadillas

Flavorful & filling veggie quesadillas

Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 in Healthy Living

If you're in a rush to prepare a quick lunch or dinner, veggie quesadillas are a smart choice. You just load up tortillas with your favorite fillings, grill them for a few minutes and your meal is ready.

Oatmeal: How to make a delicious & nutritious breakfast

Oatmeal: How to make a delicious & nutritious breakfast

Posted on Tuesday, February 04, 2014 in Healthy Living

It's said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, therefore, you want to make sure you are eating a breakfast that has nutritional value and keeps you full.