Pilates vs Yoga

Pilates and yoga are exercises that built strength and flexibility.   Pilates increases your core strength,  posture, and can ease back pain.  Yoga can also ease low back and neck pain, improve balance, enhance sleep, eases stress while utilizing mindfulness and meditative movements.   I find the difference between Pilates and yoga personal preference.   I enjoy theContinue reading “Pilates vs Yoga”

High-Fructose

High-fructose corn syrup is a liquid sweetener made from corn, and is sugar that turns into glucose. High-fructose corn syrup was introduced in the 1970s and is cheaper than sugar, has better flavor, longer shelf life, more stable and consistent (WebMD, 2021).  As a result, much of the commercial food you enjoy contain high-fructose toContinue reading “High-Fructose”

American Diabetes Alert Day

The fourth Tuesday in March is Diabetes Alert day. The goal of the American Diabetic Association (ADA) is to educate the public, advocate for research and publish the findings (ADA, 2022). The website offers information on conditions, diet and nutrition. Diabetes (formerly known as diabetes mellitus) is a condition in which the body is notContinue reading “American Diabetes Alert Day”

March is National Colorectal Awareness Month

In the United States, colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer-related death in men and women under the age of 50 (Bhandari, Woodhouse, & Gupta, 2017). There has been an increase in colorectal cancer in individuals under the age of 45, due to diet and lifestyle.Continue reading “March is National Colorectal Awareness Month”

International Women’s Day !

International Women’s Day is observed annually on March 8 and celebrates the global “social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women,” according to the International Women’s Day website. The day also calls for action to advance gender equality (Mayorquin, 2022). The Socialist Party of America first declared National Women’s Day in 1909. It would beContinue reading “International Women’s Day !”

March is National Nutrition Month

This is the time to start looking at your diet. You have several months before spring to get yourself in good physical shape before summer. This is the time. Healthy eating starts with preparation, and should include fruits and vegetables. Add some exercise and you have a great receipt for success. I have a fewContinue reading “March is National Nutrition Month”

What is your Super Power?

This is February 2022 and we have been isolating off and on for the past two years. It has been a time of reflection for many or additional stress and or trauma for others. I have been in a self reflection mode trying to decide what am I going to concentrate on this year. IContinue reading “What is your Super Power?”

Nurses Use Your Voice!

As a registered nurse I feel I have credibility. Nurse are the voice and advocates for patients utilizing the healthcare system around the world. We care for patients in various areas of the healthcare spectrum from life to death. It can be a humbling experience. For the last 19 years, patients have rated nurses theContinue reading “Nurses Use Your Voice!”

Valentines Day

Valentines Day is taunted as the day of love. I often wonder who made that decision, and why can’t every day be the day of love for someone you care about? Every February 14th, people are buying flowers, candy and stuff animals. I don’t want to be a cynic but flowers die, candy gives youContinue reading “Valentines Day”

February is Black History Month

Black History is American history. It is time to embrace all of America’s history the good, bad and the ugly. The counter narrative that was established to keep Black Americans in “a place” has been a disservice for all Americans by ignoring history and its affects. Black Americans have been essential in the growth ofContinue reading “February is Black History Month”

Violence in the Workplace

Bullying and violence in the workplace in not new.  Nurses and others have experienced bullying and violence in the workplace by various disciplines, including  peers, families and patients. The Workplace Violence Prevention of Healthcare and Social Workers Act (H.R. 1195) was passed by the House of Representatives in April, 2021.  I have been following thisContinue reading “Violence in the Workplace”