The Friday Five Nurse Lauren Says
Hi there, Nurse Lauren here with the Friday Five. Today we are going to look at the advice I’ve been giving you for the past few years as a content contributor for NursesNOW. Here are five of my most popular infographics. From keeping your heart healthy and preparing healthy meals, to advice to all my fellow nurses out there, and of course how to protect yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic, check these visuals out for the data and the facts. Always remember what Nurse Lauren says!
Keeping Your Heart Healthy
Following these three tips will help you prevent heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the United States. 80% of deaths from coronary artery disease are attributed to preventable factors. Preventable! Making good choices today about what you eat and how often you exercise can keep your heart healthy for years to come. Keep in mind that family history can also be a factor but the tips below are risks that you can control.
Tip #1: Nutrition is key! Eat a healthy diet that includes less processed foods and more fresh fruits and vegetables.
Tip #2: Get off the couch and get moving! Exercise lowers your blood pressure and cholesterol level.
Tip #3: Do not smoke! Quit or don’t start. This habit is the leading cause of preventable deaths.
Check out my infographic on what a day of healthy eating looks like. The recommended daily calorie intake is 2,500 for men and 2,000 for women. With that in mind, check out the choices below and start to think about what and when you eat throughout the day. Are you eating breakfast in the morning? Do you have snacks between your main meals? Are you keeping hydrated by drinking water throughout the day? These are all important aspects of keeping a healthy diet.
5 Tips for New NICU Nurses
Are you a new NICU Nurse who is either starting a job soon or looking for one? Being a new nurse is tough, but you are ready to tackle this! Check out these 5 tips I’ve put together for those just joining the NICU nursing industry.
Are you a nurse? Do you take care of everyone around you? Let’s talk about how to TAKE CARE OF YOU! Yes – YOU! Not a patient, not a family member, not a friend who calls you up for validity with their own self diagnosis. YOU!
Staying Healthy During COVID-19
Now let’s chat about the dos and don’ts during this COVID-19 pandemic. It is very important to make sure that you are getting factual and reliable information. The best resource is to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (@CDCgov) recommendations on how to protect yourself and what do to if you are sick. You will also find tips on how to disinfect items, wash your hands, cloth coverings, symptom monitoring, living with someone in isolation and much more. Check out my infographic below and follow the steps carefully to protect yourself and those around you.