The busy, pick-up-and-go lifestyle of a travel nurse can make it easy to forget to put some TLC into one’s own mind, body, and spirit. Avoid getting run down and burned out by making a healthy lifestyle a daily part of your routine. Keep it interesting by tapping into the creativity, knowledge, and inspiration contained in the blogs below.
Nutrition & Recipe Blogs
One of the first things I learned from my traveling experiences is that the food changes with every new location. A travel nurse needs to have a lot of creativity and a good base of excellent recipes to maintain a healthy diet. If you need a few more tricks up your sleeves, these blogs are the place to find them:
Kath Eats Real Food
Take a peek into the world of a Registered Dietician (RD), and her creative and delicious approach to eating, using foods most people wouldn’t think to try (sunflower seed butter, zucchini bread over yogurt, honey as salad dressing, etc). The recipes are charmingly interspersed with stories of her life and pregnancy.
From scones to sliders to pickled cherries, “Sodium girl” shows us to live life, and pass on the salt. Her blog is packed with delicious and healthy recipes for anyone who’d loves to cook healthy, eye-pleasing culinary creations.
Thirty Bucks A Week
This blog documents one couple’s quest to eat healthy, delicious foods on thirty dollars a week (excluding restaurants and parties). The blog is filled with beautiful pictures and tasteful, creative recipes that will leave your mouth watering, your waist slim, and your purse fat.
Mental Wellness Blogs
The traveling lifestyle is a good one, but it has its “moments” for even the best of us, and everyone can use a boost now and then. If a happy, healthy lifestyle is what you seek, the following blogs have just what you need:
Crazy, Sexy Life
The blog of New York Times best-selling author Kris Carr, a wellness warrior with a mission to promote mental health, a strong lifestyle, and forming a self-confident and realistic self-image. She shares the strength she found inside herself as she survived a battle with a rare and incurable stage four cancer.
Marc And Angel Hack Life
Enrich your daily life with a wealth of self-improvement tips, including ways to keep motivated, improve yourself, and change your life so you become what you want. This blog acknowledges that there are difficulties in life but keeps it positive and optimistic.
The Happiness Project
Gretchen Rubin, best-selling author and New York Times writer, provides tips on transforming yourself into a happier, more self-empowered person. She takes a creative approach to tackle the problem (see: “pigeons of discontent”) and covers a wide range of unique topics that just don’t seem to be discussed anywhere else.
Diet And Fitness Blogs
Being a travel nurse means routinely being uprooted from your living situation and relocated. It can also mean more than a few long shifts, and possibly a haphazard schedule. So how do you stay slim and in shapely in the face of the tumult? These blogs are a great starting point:
Thrive Personal Fitness
This blog is a great balance of how-to information, inspirational success stories, and solid and useful advice – without getting too technical This is quite possibly the most down-to-earth fitness blog on the web.
Time Magazine’s health blog is packed with news and information about the health industry – including new pills and supplements, news about laws, and articles about everything from nightmares to weight loss, and everything in between.
A blog of fitness, health, and happiness. This blog is loaded with posts on exercising right, toning your body, eating right, ideas for an enjoyable and active lifestyle, and just a dash of inspiration. Pick up a few life-enhancing “hacks”, learn some new exercises, and get up to speed with health news and new resources.
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