As a healthcare professional on the road, maintaining a wellness regimen can be a challenge at times. However, with the help of a few Pinterest boards, you can access great advice and tools for staying healthy while on assignment.
Pinterest is a vibrant online social network that allows users to “pin” tips and images to boards (for easy organization). Here are 10 of our favorite boards to help you on your quest to wellness:
- SparkPeople has a really terrific – and not run of the mill – board that has nutrition and food tips such as how to prep healthy food for a week, 14 way to eat less sugar, 10 positive things to tell yourself today, and more. This a great board for anyone focusing on overall health and wellness.
- Cleveland Clinic Wellness’ board on wellness tips includes how an apple a day (particularly the Granny Smith variety) can keep weight gain at bay, how to eat more calcium-rich foods, how a dog can improve your life, and more.
- The National Breast Cancer Foundation has a nice board full of tips such as 10 ways to skyrocket your energy levels, how gratitude can help you be happier and healthier, how sugar affects your body, etc.
- Berkeley Wellness has a board full of tips such as how baking soda added to bath water can soothe sunburn, how a quick walk can help decrease the risks associated with sitting too much, how a certain pattern of male baldness can indicate poor heart health, and more.
- The Huffington Post has a nice “live well” board full of tips such as discussing whether yoga can work just as well as cardio, different types of houseplants that can help you get a restful night’s sleep, and a listing of the seven best types of exercises for your abdominals.
- Source4Womens’ wellness tips board includes tips such as how taking a small step every day toward a goal can lead to a healthier life, how to compost indoors, how to celebrate your small health and wellness activities, etc.
- NourishRDs (registered dietians) offer some great tips on their board, such as how to stop reaching for that second helping, how to “eat the rainbow,” how to add some protein to each snack, etc.
- California Family Fitness has a nice board that offers well-rounded advice for busy individuals. You can check out the board’s pins on healthy recipes, workouts and exercises and read motivational fitness quotes.
- Washingtonian Magazine’s board offers tips on how to increase your running/jogging speed, gives instructions for a “20-minute hard-core” workout, 10 yoga moves for inflexible people, and more.
- Yahoo Health also has a nice wellness board, touting such tips as how a vigorous walk can do more to help a depressed person than pharmaceuticals, the health benefits of meditation, 25 good morning habits, and more.
Do you have a few health and wellness boards you follow on Pinterest? If so, let us know!
If you’re a pharmacist, RN, OT, PT, speech therapist, or other allied health professional looking to take your healthy habits around the country – or around your city – as a healthcare traveler, send your resume/CV to the recruiters at MedPro Healthcare Staffing. We look forward to hearing from you.