Back injuries are very common in nursing and second only to construction workers. I remember one time in my ten-year career I was going to pick up a patient who fell on the floor and as I was lifting this patient my lower back gave me a quick reminder this is not such a good idea. At the time, I was powerlifting, so I was over confident in my back’s ability to lift whatever it needed to. Luckily, I never hurt my back at work and only had that one incident in ten years where I was close to hurting it.
It is possible for you to lose weight and have the body you always wanted without being a member of a gym. You may want the convenience of working out on your own time, not having to pay gym dues or sign contracts, and maybe not being out in a public setting. Even as a male nurse, I get what you're saying. Maybe you like going to the gym because it provides you with a support group of others who are on a similar journey and they keep you motivated and accountable. Either way, there are some key things you can do to lose weight without needing the gym.
As a nurse, have you ever thought having a home gym was something to consider? With everything that is going on as a busy nursing professional who has time to get to the gym these days and fight the crowds? I certainly don’t. Today, I am going to give you four reasons I have found a home gym to be a great decision.