Tough Jobs 1: Nursing Made Easier!
Welcome to the first post in our Tough Job Series! We plan to make regular posts about how being fit and active will help you with specific Jobs. Our targeted solutions will make your life in each of the professions featured by this series easier and safer. Our first post is about the Nursing Profession. Turning patients, helping them to the commode, reaching over them, assisting them onto scanning tables: all of these tasks require balance and core strength. Nurses are also, as we all know, run off their feet! So we have created the following post to explain how Yoga will help with both the internal and the physical stresses of being a nurse.
Working in healthcare is far from easy! In fact, it can be one of the most stress-inducing, physically demanding, underappreciated fields to work in!
Well, at BodyRock, we appreciate you! We want to show you this appreciation by giving you some strength building and relaxation tips!
Many health care professionals spend their days lifting and moving people who don’t have the strength to move and support themselves. This can really tax the body’s foundation: everything from the upper back and shoulders, to the core, and legs.
These 5 yoga poses all work to help you build a solid foundation and core. This practice can lead to increased strength, flexibility, and range of motion, making the physical parts of your job easier while relieving any aches and pains you may be experiencing.
What’s more, these yoga poses are a great tool to help you unwind and relax! When you focus on your breathing, you allow your mind to let go. And when your mind lets go, the tension in your body begins to melt away.
Are you ready to start unwinding? Work through this sequence in order and don’t forget to do a round of deep breathing at the end. If you prefer you can stay seated for that part! Inhale, exhale, this time is for you!
We've explained these poses in a handy Infographic that can be printed and placed in your Nurses station at work. Post it tomorrow to remind everyone you work with that you care!
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