#WeNurses - Thursday 22nd July 2021 8pm (GMT Standard Time) #NursesActive - Let’s do this!

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The case for increasing physical activity among the general population and the health and care workforce has never been more compelling, for improving both physical and mental health. However, achieving this is more complex, and for many people the reality of knowing how and where to start, and fitting regular exercise into busy work and home lives, can be challenging. 

This August WeActiveChallenge and #NursesActive is back! In case you have been hiding under a rock and not heard about #NursesActive here is the lowdown ….

Every August the WeCommunities have come together in friendly competition to

  • raise the profile of the importance of peer support and role modelling in physical activity
  • practice what we teach/preach as health and care staff
  • motivate, inspire and create a sense of community.

So ahead of August 1st and #NursesActive getting into full swing we are holding this tweetchat to explore the following:

  • What are the benefits of increasing physical activity?
  • What should we be aiming for to achieve these benefits– in terms of recommended types of exercise, frequency and intensity?
  • What are the barriers to achieving these recommended levels of physical activity as nurses?
  • What can we do as nurses to support ourselves and our colleagues to be more active? 
  • What motivates you to be more active ?
  • What will you be doing to get a little more active in August for #NursesActive? 





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@PhilBallRN
22 July 2021 20:01
Hi @WeNurses #wenurses Philip here, a warm evening to discuss nurses active, but then I’m an older nurse… in Milton Keynes
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:01
Hi all We are pretty much melting here at WeHQ & are looking forward to sitting very still for #WeNurses for the next hr Tonights topic is being more active as a nurse .... please say "Hi" and you fave way to get a little more active if you are joining us for the next hour https://t.co/NAVjL1K9ux
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:02
@PhilBallRN Welcome Philip - yes it's a tad warm ! #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:02
Helllooooo my fave way to add a bit more activity into my day is 10 mins of yoga in the morning #WeNurses https://twitter.com/WeNurses/status/1418285122051268609
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:03
@AgencyNurse Hellloooo and welcome #WeNurses
@J_Critcher
22 July 2021 20:03
@WeNurses Hi ?? keep active by walking ??????? #wenurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:03
Hello and welcome :) #WeNurses https://twitter.com/lireland197/status/1418285577544286211
@SGrimbleby
22 July 2021 20:04
@WeNurses Hi Steve joining from Reading. I am lucky to be able to walk up and down the river Thames or Kennet #NursesActive #WeNurses
@MarcelleTauber
22 July 2021 20:04
@WeNurses Hi #WeNurses! Marcelle here and I love walking and running https://t.co/RyEu0wr4bm
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:04
@J_Critcher Hi Julie - walking is a fab way to keep moving #WeNurses
@youvegotanthony
22 July 2021 20:04
@WeNurses Hi! Love running and walking. Struggle with most other exercise but do try a bit of yoga now and then. #WeNurses https://t.co/CT1hyoXiTZ
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:04
@SGrimbleby welcome Steve and wow especially in this sunny weather #WeNurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:05
QUESTION 1 What are the benefits of increasing physical activity as a nurse? #WeNurses https://t.co/9fTO4uYt4t
@SGrimbleby
22 July 2021 20:05
@WeNurses Went out early at 0700 when it was a bit cooler #wenurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:06
@MarcelleTauber Hi Marcelle thank for joining us and two very accessible, do anywhere activities there #WeNurses
@PhilBallRN
22 July 2021 20:06
@WeNurses #WeNurses at our house we are having weekly sessions with a trainer, to keep us fitter and more flexible as time progresses #NursesActive this week was a sticky session ???????
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:06
@youvegotanthony Hi Anthony two ace ways to keep moving #WeNurses
@lireland197
22 July 2021 20:06
@WeNurses Definitely enforcing a break between work and home life after the last 18/12 . MH , sleep all benefit #wenurses
@WeCYPnurses
22 July 2021 20:06
@WeNurses Oops! #wenurses ??
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:07
Welcome .... oooh badminton is great fun #WeNurses https://twitter.com/WeCYPnurses/status/1418285996127494144
@PhilBallRN
22 July 2021 20:07
@WeNurses Q1 @WeNurses #wenurses important to maintain physical and mental fitness, the work is usually very physically and mentally demanding
@J_Critcher
22 July 2021 20:07
@WeNurses Link between mental and physical health #wenurses
@lireland197
22 July 2021 20:07
@youvegotanthony @WeNurses Love yoga #wenurses #yoga
@youvegotanthony
22 July 2021 20:07
@WeNurses For me, I prioritise my mental health. Feel much more positive and productive when I'm keeping up a regular routine and really do feel it when I'm not! #WeNurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:08
@Flo55y70 that's good to hear ... and the great thing about walking is that you can do it anywhere #WeNurses
@PhilBallRN
22 July 2021 20:08
RT @lireland197: @WeNurses Definitely enforcing a break between work and home life after the last 18/12 . MH , sleep all benefit #wenurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:09
@PhilBallRN wow that sounds amazing ! #WeNurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:09
RT @lireland197: @WeNurses Definitely enforcing a break between work and home life after the last 18/12 . MH , sleep all benefit #wenurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:09
Yes indeed #WeNurses https://twitter.com/melerijenks/status/1418286442351058949
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:09
Absolutely #WeNurses https://twitter.com/Headucate3/status/1418286897374314496
@youvegotanthony
22 July 2021 20:09
@lireland197 @WeNurses I like the @yogawithadriene videos on YouTube. I also like to do yoga nidra in the evening ???? #WeNurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:10
We agree #WeNurses https://twitter.com/UroOncDan/status/1418286941339009030
@MarcelleTauber
22 July 2021 20:10
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 1 What are the benefits of increasing physical activity as a nurse? #WeNurses https://t.co/9fTO4uYt4t
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:10
@youvegotanthony @lireland197 @WeNurses @yogawithadriene ooh what is yoga nidra ?? #WeNurses
@SGrimbleby
22 July 2021 20:10
@WeNurses Physical activity is good for your physical & mental health #WeNurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:10
RT @SGrimbleby: @WeNurses Physical activity is good for your physical & mental health #WeNurses
@WeCYPnurses
22 July 2021 20:10
@WeNurses Enhances and supports Mental health, self care, role modelling, sleep, team building, reflection just to name a few #Wenurses
@lireland197
22 July 2021 20:10
@youvegotanthony @WeNurses @yogawithadriene especially the evening wind down session she does . i also like her stretching session after work . so many benefits #wenurses
@PhilBallRN
22 July 2021 20:11
@WeNurses #Wenurses I was aware that doing lots of commuting I was less able to do gardening, needed to regain the ability to have energy for life outside work and the longer term
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:11
It's a stress thing ... getting moving helps me to switch off, reboot and feel better #WeNurses https://twitter.com/WeNurses/status/1418286009272373250
@lireland197
22 July 2021 20:12
@AgencyNurse @youvegotanthony @WeNurses @yogawithadriene You beat me to it @AgencyNurse ????#wenurses
@PhilBallRN
22 July 2021 20:12
@lireland197 @youvegotanthony @WeNurses @yogawithadriene That’s a useful recommendation all of you, thanks @WeNurses #WeNurses off to look up #yoga later ??
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:13
@PhilBallRN @WeNurses great point Philip - it seems counter-intuitive but being a little active after a long day gives you a real boost #WeNurses
@youvegotanthony
22 July 2021 20:13
@AgencyNurse @lireland197 @WeNurses @yogawithadriene It has more of a focus on meditation than movement. Great in the evening and can really help relaxation #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:13
@lireland197 @youvegotanthony @WeNurses @yogawithadriene sounds like a new challenge !! #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:14
@youvegotanthony @lireland197 @WeNurses @yogawithadriene ooh that sounds intriguing ! #WeNurses
@youvegotanthony
22 July 2021 20:14
@AgencyNurse @lireland197 @WeNurses @yogawithadriene Less challenging, more relaxing ?? #WeNurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:15
RT @AgencyNurse: It's a stress thing ... getting moving helps me to switch off, reboot and feel better #WeNurses https://twitter.com/WeNurses/status/1418286009272373250
@lireland197
22 July 2021 20:15
@youvegotanthony @AgencyNurse @WeNurses @yogawithadriene I'll have a look. struggle with monkeymind so im trying @Headspace with their winddowns #wenurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:15
QUESTION 2 What should we be aiming for to achieve these benefits– in terms of recommended types of exercise, frequency and intensity? (And how do we fit this in to an already busy day!) #WeNurses https://t.co/ILLao0m1tm
@youvegotanthony
22 July 2021 20:15
@AgencyNurse @lireland197 @WeNurses @yogawithadriene I use the app 'Insight Timer'. Lots of free guided sessions on there. As well as lots of other great content #WeNurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:15
Anyone else tried yoga nidra ?? #WeNurses https://twitter.com/youvegotanthony/status/1418288110614495237
@lireland197
22 July 2021 20:16
@WeNurses Q2 I think we should be trying to mix it up, walking, cardio, stretching, yoga and strength #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:16
@lireland197 @youvegotanthony @WeNurses @yogawithadriene @Headspace I have @Headspace too - i find it incredibly useful #WeNurses
@RnPediatric
22 July 2021 20:17
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 1 What are the benefits of increasing physical activity as a nurse? #WeNurses https://t.co/9fTO4uYt4t
@PhilBallRN
22 July 2021 20:18
@WeNurses Q2. #weNurses I think we should aim for what we can comfortably fit in, especially with shift work, regular sessions can be difficult? Helps to be able to try different things to see what we like ? Though aware a choice to risk something new is good too ??
@K_G_Spearpoint
22 July 2021 20:18
@WeNurses ??General Fitness ??Boost to Immunity Private thinking time ??Cardiovascular benefits ??Metabolic health And just feels great??????? #WeNurses
@BrianWebster18
22 July 2021 20:18
@WeNurses I think, dare I say it, it's important for health promotion if we "walk the walk" & "talk the talk". We have an expectation, and rightly so, from the @nmcnews to be promoting health at every opportunity, but perhaps our own health makes patients question our advice #WeNurses
@tharry
22 July 2021 20:18
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 1 What are the benefits of increasing physical activity as a nurse? #WeNurses https://t.co/9fTO4uYt4t
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:19
Well i'm sure somewhere there are recommendations .... 30 mins 3 x a week ?? However i do sometimes struggle with that so get by with some active travel, and 10 min bursts (yoga or hiit) and lunchtime walks #WeNurses https://twitter.com/WeNurses/status/1418288522268717061
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:19
Great tips .... try a few different things #WeNurses https://twitter.com/PhilBallRN/status/1418289272973664263
@youvegotanthony
22 July 2021 20:19
@WeNurses I think it's about not setting the goals too high. Short 15 minute sessions. Going for a walk around your street a couple of times , especially when you're busy at work. If you can commit to an early morning if you know you're going to be too busy later, or vice versa #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:20
Thanks Kirstie #WeNurses https://twitter.com/KDogg0_o/status/1418289548732289026
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:21
Really important - fit in what you can when you can #WeNurses https://twitter.com/youvegotanthony/status/1418289691888074754
@PhilBallRN
22 July 2021 20:21
@AgencyNurse Yes, sometimes taking a longer route round the hospital, or having a colleague to walk and talk with you @WeNurses #WeNurses lunchtimes or even before work?
@lireland197
22 July 2021 20:21
@KDogg0_o @youvegotanthony @AgencyNurse @WeNurses @yogawithadriene Another option for me to try during #wenursesactive this year #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:22
@PhilBallRN @WeNurses i do try to get up and out of bed and do 10 minsof yoga everyday ... am struggling to do anything in the heat though ... being a wimp ! #WeNurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:22
#WeNurses https://twitter.com/NurseEiri/status/1418290211553959939
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:23
#WeNurses https://twitter.com/KDogg0_o/status/1418289798389899264
@lireland197
22 July 2021 20:23
@WeNurses i try a walking meeting once a week , just being out of the building helps us be more productive and problem solve #wenurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:23
Enjoyment is key ... find something you enjoy #WeNurses https://twitter.com/WeCYPnurses/status/1418290518866513930
@PhilBallRN
22 July 2021 20:24
@AgencyNurse @WeNurses I do wonder if we are too hard on ourselves #wenurses ? Being careful in extreme weather is an important example to set, not wimpish ??
@J_Critcher
22 July 2021 20:24
@WeNurses can be difficult when working full time ,try and get more active on days off #wenurses
@BrianWebster18
22 July 2021 20:24
@WeNurses @nmcnews More importantly its vital for our own health and longevity. There are that many factors impacting on our health from our career choice, such as shift work, lack of access to whole, nutritional food on shift, stress, and so on, so keeping fit is key to well-being #WeNurses
@vlcurrie
22 July 2021 20:24
#wenurses https://twitter.com/vlcurrie/status/1418127223794671620
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:24
Cycling is definitely one of my happy places ... not a 'serious' cyclist i go slow on my happy shopper bike but i love it #WeNurses https://twitter.com/WeCYPnurses/status/1418290518866513930
@nursingnoodle
22 July 2021 20:24
@WeCYPnurses @WeNurses I agree. For me personally, being realistic and not putting too much pressure on myself is key - otherwise it puts me off. I like to swim for an hour but some days, a 20 min swim or a short walk is better than nothing! #WeNurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:25
QUESTION 3 What are the barriers to achieving these recommended levels of physical activity as nurses? And how do we overcome them? #WeNurses https://t.co/BCqQ1hbtbq
@SamSherrington
22 July 2021 20:25
@WeNurses Feeling good #wenurses
@youvegotanthony
22 July 2021 20:25
@lireland197 @KDogg0_o @AgencyNurse @WeNurses @yogawithadriene I would encourage anyone who is interested in yoga to read widely about it. So many variations. I enjoyed @SadhguruJV book 'Inner Engineering'. Gave me a greater depth of understanding into the essence of yoga. #WeNurses
@nursingnoodle
22 July 2021 20:25
@WeNurses Yes and that’s why I love swimming! A really good exercise plus it doesn’t feel like a work out ?? #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:26
@PhilBallRN @WeNurses yes all i seem to be able to do is slow this week but you are right ... we shouldn't give ourselves a hard time ... also hopefully some cooler climates are on their way :D #WeNurses
@SGrimbleby
22 July 2021 20:26
@WeNurses Time. Tiredness #weNurses
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:26
@youvegotanthony @lireland197 @KDogg0_o @WeNurses @yogawithadriene @SadhguruJV thanks for the top tip #WeNurses
@SamSherrington
22 July 2021 20:26
@WeNurses Time ?? motivation… #wenurses
@MarcelleTauber
22 July 2021 20:26
@WeNurses I don't think we should 'prescribe' the exercise, frequency & intensity. That's for the individual to decide. Making facilities available on site or in a community location is a key aim #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:27
oh goodness - so i am bit out !! yes indeed never underestimate the stairs #WeNurses https://twitter.com/alimully/status/1418291242367135748
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:27
100% yes #WeNurses https://twitter.com/SamSherrington/status/1418291090839511045
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:27
RT @nursingnoodle: @WeNurses Yes and that’s why I love swimming! A really good exercise plus it doesn’t feel like a work out ?? #WeNurses
@lireland197
22 July 2021 20:27
@WeNurses I have to change into my kit from my uniform as soon as i get home . As long as i do this ill manage some activity. If i dont it becomes one more challenge when im tired #wenurses
@exerciseworks
22 July 2021 20:27
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 1 What are the benefits of increasing physical activity as a nurse? #WeNurses https://t.co/9fTO4uYt4t
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:28
@SamSherrington sigh ... yes we get this too ! #WeNurses
@alimully
22 July 2021 20:28
@WeNurses Time and making time, I find it much easier if I schedule it in, hardly ever miss my weekly pilates #wenurses
@PhilBallRN
22 July 2021 20:28
@WeNurses Q3 money can be a barrier, and we are fortunate to be able to,pay for our train8ng, so much of what’s already mentioned can be cost free like walking or minimal cost. Is their an embarrassment factor too? #WeNurses #WhatWillNeighboursThink?
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:28
*applauds #WeNurses https://twitter.com/MarcelleTauber/status/1418291486047805446
@BrianWebster18
22 July 2021 20:29
@WeNurses I think making physical exercise part of something we enjoy is key. For some, the gym is a chore, not to mention costly. Free exercise, doing something we enjoy, such as gardening, benefits overall health (https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/health-and-wellbeing/articles/why-gardening-makes-us-feel-better) or maybe hillwalking, climbing... #WeNurses
@Marie_Batey
22 July 2021 20:29
@WeNurses Hello! Marie here. Sorry I’m late but I was out for a run.?? #WeNurses #NoviceRunner #HavingFun
@PhilBallRN
22 July 2021 20:29
RT @AgencyNurse: oh goodness - so i am bit out !! yes indeed never underestimate the stairs #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:29
I do this too - exercise before i have time to think i'm too tired #WeNurses https://twitter.com/lireland197/status/1418291698938126342
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:29
@researchPhil thanks Phillip #WeNurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:30
Great idea #WeNurses https://twitter.com/lireland197/status/1418291698938126342
@CorinnePower
22 July 2021 20:30
RT @WeNurses: Hi all We are pretty much melting here at WeHQ & are looking forward to sitting very still for #WeNurses for the next hr…
@alimully
22 July 2021 20:30
@WeNurses Having a routine or a buddy or a virtual challenge, ie setting a mileage target or similar, has to be achievable though and no beating yourself up if you don't make it. #wenurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:30
Another top tip ... schedule it in ! #WeNurses https://twitter.com/alimully/status/1418291778193666050
@youvegotanthony
22 July 2021 20:30
@WeNurses Definitely time. But we can get caught up in wrongful prioritising. Important we recognise the importance in self care. Not tending to our own needs can impact on our ability to care for others. Time can be subjective, don't commit to the wrong things. #WeNurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:30
Yep - this #WeNurses https://twitter.com/BrianWebster18/status/1418292016115507216
@BrianWebster18
22 July 2021 20:31
@WeNurses I think we should and can make time for something, if we really want to and should do. A podcast I listened to suggested we always brush our teeth, twice a day, so why can't we be as dedicated to other aspects of our health ?? #WeNurses
@lireland197
22 July 2021 20:31
@WeNurses Scheduling to meet a friend helps with commitment and encourages social breaks too #wenurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:32
We hear you ! #WeNurses https://twitter.com/KDogg0_o/status/1418292526310625280
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:32
oooh interesting perspective #WeNurses https://twitter.com/BrianWebster18/status/1418292674847780872
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:32
Great idea #WeNurses https://twitter.com/lireland197/status/1418292726920065035
@alimully
22 July 2021 20:32
@AgencyNurse But that goes against the whole HIT argument and it seemed rather a lot. I think if you do some exercise that lifts your mood and gets your heart rate up then you are doing ok #wenurses
@PhilBallRN
22 July 2021 20:32
We also have homework from our trainer, so we can do our own exercising when convenient, #WeNurses makes easier to keep up and enjoy the good feeling afterwards @WeNurses
@WeCYPnurses
22 July 2021 20:33
@WeNurses Time, money, home commitments, running late from a shift, motivation, tiredness or a challenging day both physically and mentally. Being kind to ourselves, setting boundaries and maybe reschedule. #wenurses
@youvegotanthony
22 July 2021 20:33
@lireland197 @WeNurses I used to do this when in uniform..I brought my running gear to work and changed at the end of my shift. Otherwise, the drive home was time to talk myself out of it #WeNurses
@lireland197
22 July 2021 20:33
@BrianWebster18 @WeNurses I heard about bite size exercise which you add on to a pre-existing habit is easier to maintain (another podcast too) #wenurses
@Marie_Batey
22 July 2021 20:33
@WeNurses Perhaps aiming to active ‘out of hours’ when friends might be working or still in bed is a barrier if not keen on exercising alone.?? #WeNurses
@alimully
22 July 2021 20:34
@WeNurses I love gardening, don't really consider it exercise but after lugging the watering cans round the garden tonight ... #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:34
@alimully yes you are probably hiiting the nail on the head there ;D #WeNurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:34
errrrrrr we thing that definitely counts as being active ! #WeNurses https://twitter.com/alimully/status/1418293328899186694
@BrianWebster18
22 July 2021 20:34
@WeNurses Particularly #mentalhealth which was this podcast in questions suggestion, 4 mins a day brushing teeth but sometimes 0 mins on mental wellbeing and mental health ?? are our teeth more important than our heads... Different tweet chat however haha ?? #WeNurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:35
QUESTION 4 What can we do as nurses to support ourselves and our colleagues to be more active? #WeNurses https://t.co/Jt1PCyOpnn
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:35
yes it absolutely is #WeNurses https://twitter.com/Marie_Batey/status/1418293253078716422
@youvegotanthony
22 July 2021 20:35
@WeNurses Excellent point #WeNurses
@SherringtonJean
22 July 2021 20:35
RT @WeNurses: oooh interesting perspective #WeNurses https://twitter.com/BrianWebster18/status/1418292674847780872
@alimully
22 July 2021 20:36
@WeNurses #nursesactive #wenurses
@lireland197
22 July 2021 20:36
@WeNurses active work spaces - I would love a standing desk,. walking and talking , stairs not lifts. encourages exercise with very little effort, planning or kit #wenurses
@BrianWebster18
22 July 2021 20:37
@lireland197 @WeNurses Indeed. @DrMichaelMosley suggests for example standing on one leg while brushing our teeth (teeth again haha) to improve our balance for later life to reduce falls likelyhood #WeNurses https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000w3lh
@youvegotanthony
22 July 2021 20:37
@WeNurses Building healthy community. Twitter is great, and other SoMe sites. Social movement and change has a great impact, particularly in health. We need to be sending out the right messages on and off shift. #WeNurses
@BrianWebster18
22 July 2021 20:37
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 4 What can we do as nurses to support ourselves and our colleagues to be more active? #WeNurses https://t.co/Jt1P…
@PhilBallRN
22 July 2021 20:37
@WeNurses Q4. Be open about exercising, and our own health in general when appropriate to share? Help others by making time that frees them up? Share tips and experiences - support those running marathons like @RoaringNurse #wenurses
@wlasinclair
22 July 2021 20:38
@AgencyNurse I exercise at 6.30am before work, then I can get back, get showered and ready for the day #wenurses
@MarcelleTauber
22 July 2021 20:38
@WeNurses Money is an enormous barrier for some, and space. That's why I love exercising on the way to work, doing activities that are free in a public space #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:38
I would love to encourage more walking meetings .... but daft question how do you even bring that up yet empower the other person to say no ?? #WeNurses https://twitter.com/lireland197/status/1418293858325176322
@J_Critcher
22 July 2021 20:38
#wenurses encourage teams to take lunchtime walks when /if able https://twitter.com/j_critcher/status/1418294033051525131
@BrianWebster18
22 July 2021 20:38
@alimully @WeNurses Shared this today on the community garden I runs Facebook ???????? #WeNurses https://t.co/OmMa9OdecN
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:38
@wlasinclair you are simply awesome !! #WeNurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:39
Hehehe we love this #WeNurses https://twitter.com/BrianWebster18/status/1418294407418290186
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:39
#WeNurses https://twitter.com/AnoifEnak/status/1418294463378690061
@nursingnoodle
22 July 2021 20:39
@youvegotanthony @WeNurses This exactly! I often feel incredibly guilty for taking time for myself - including doing exercise - like I have a million other things to do and learn or I should be with my son, etc #WeNurses
@wlasinclair
22 July 2021 20:39
@AgencyNurse 6.30am bootcamp in the park - I never regret it! #wenurses
@lireland197
22 July 2021 20:40
@AgencyNurse Fair point . We just tried it with the aim of once a month and found we got more done and felt better on our return . Now suggest it whenever it’s a 1:1 meeting . Most people don’t mind if it’s a walk not a March ??#wenurses
@Marie_Batey
22 July 2021 20:40
@WeNurses Maybe get a little staff WhatsApp going, then grow it. Use it to share motivating messages, celebrate wins & generally develop warm, friendly r’ships. @MarcelleTauber & I got this off the ground for @Imperialpeople with @SigsworthJanice support. #WeNurses
@Marie_Batey
22 July 2021 20:40
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 4 What can we do as nurses to support ourselves and our colleagues to be more active? #WeNurses https://t.co/Jt1P…
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:40
Yes we agree - so helping nurses to be aware that no-cost or low-cost activities make a difference ... going for a walk, taking the stairs, skipping, youtube videos #WeNurses https://twitter.com/MarcelleTauber/status/1418294287268208641
@PhilBallRN
22 July 2021 20:40
@AgencyNurse Invite to walk and talk, it works well and especially in this Teams and Zoom era, get outside whatever the weather #WeNurses , ask and they will come along ?? @WeNurses
@PhilBallRN
22 July 2021 20:41
RT @J_Critcher: #wenurses encourage teams to take lunchtime walks when /if able
@PhilBallRN
22 July 2021 20:41
RT @BrianWebster18: @alimully @WeNurses Shared this today on the community garden I runs Facebook ???????? #WeNurses https://t.co/OmMa9OdecN
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:41
@wlasinclair lol that sounds amazing for you but my idea of hell !! #WeNurses
@lireland197
22 July 2021 20:41
@nursingnoodle @youvegotanthony @WeNurses I managed to get my daughters out for a walk during lockdown . that way i didn't feel i was putting myself before them after work #wenurses
@nursingnoodle
22 July 2021 20:41
@WeNurses Take it in turns to do the run to pathology/blood has machine/transfers to each “get our steps in” ?? even small things like encouraging to take the stairs rather than the lift (when not with a patient of course) #WeNurses
@lireland197
22 July 2021 20:42
@BrianWebster18 @alimully @WeNurses I may be borrowing this - it’s fantastic #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:42
Maybe we could encourage walk and talk at @Brunelcare .. @oonagolds @BrianWhittaker2 ?? Good for mental health and physical health :) #WeNurses https://twitter.com/lireland197/status/1418294805537382404
@wlasinclair
22 July 2021 20:42
@AgencyNurse I know it isn't for everyone (especially in the winter!!) but on the days I don't do bootcamp, I walk instead. Early morning works best for me #wenurses
@nursingnoodle
22 July 2021 20:43
@WeNurses Take it in turns to do the run to pathology/blood gas machine/transfers to each “get our steps in” ?? even small things like encouraging to take the stairs rather than the lift (when not with a patient of course) #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:43
@PhilBallRN @WeNurses maybe i just need to be brave and ask #WeNurses
@youvegotanthony
22 July 2021 20:44
@AgencyNurse @PhilBallRN @WeNurses Be brave and recommend #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:44
@wlasinclair i can just about manage to roll out of bed for a 10 minute yoga session in the morning ... but it has to be afternoon / evening for me :) #WeNurses
@WeCYPnurses
22 July 2021 20:44
@WeNurses Healthy competitions in departments/ social media challenges/ active spaces in work environments/ supportive memberships/ bike sheds at work places/ lunchtime classes/ after shift classes. #wenurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:45
QUESTION 5 What motivates you to be more active ? #WeNurses https://t.co/VLMmCeHSeF
@J_Critcher
22 July 2021 20:45
@WeNurses #wenurses out walking at the moment and amazing sunset https://t.co/Q6R7erEnt1
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:46
@youvegotanthony @PhilBallRN @WeNurses got the ball rolling > https://twitter.com/AgencyNurse/status/1418295458888396807 :D #WeNurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:47
Fantastic suggestions ... maybe even get a little competitive #WeNurses https://twitter.com/nursingnoodle/status/1418295594355933190
@KirstLBee
22 July 2021 20:47
@WeNurses Find something you enjoy doing and stick with it! There’s no point berating yourself for not going to the gym-if you don’t enjoy it, you won’t keep doing it #WeNurses
@MarcelleTauber
22 July 2021 20:47
@Marie_Batey @WeNurses @Imperialpeople @SigsworthJanice This group is the most supportive, celebratory & caring group. It enables you to make friends with the person and see them and not the role #WeNurses
@youvegotanthony
22 July 2021 20:47
@WeNurses Usually the implications of not exercising. But I also enjoy the immediate benefits it brings and the feel good factor. I like the tech side of things too and it does act as a motivator. Garmin smart watch tracking activity and GPS and @Strava for running #WeNurses
@lireland197
22 July 2021 20:47
@WeNurses I think nursing helps you to value your health. We see so much poor health. I want to avoid the lifestyle health issues where my efforts can make an impact. #wenurses
@PhilBallRN
22 July 2021 20:48
@WeNurses #weNurses q5. 1.recognising my own health and fitness was being impaired, knowing I could be more active if fitter, 2. meeting a positive role model in our trainer, 3. Joint enterprise with partner supports each other, makes longer relationship ??
@nursingnoodle
22 July 2021 20:48
@lireland197 @youvegotanthony @WeNurses Definitely a good way to do it if it’s possible! My son is a runner/flight risk with no sense of danger however ?? mind you, chasing him round soft play is also a very good workout for when we dare to brave them again!! #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:48
People .... love #NursesActive and #NHS100miles ... also love arranging bike rides or walks with family and friends #WeNurses https://twitter.com/WeNurses/status/1418296067557371908
@wlasinclair
22 July 2021 20:49
@WeNurses well #nursesactive motivated me last year. I did a lot more exercise and lost a lot of weight (for a while lol)and hoping it will motivate me again in August! #wenurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:49
Definitely a a great advert to get out and about #WeNurses https://twitter.com/J_Critcher/status/1418296082908524547
@youvegotanthony
22 July 2021 20:49
@AgencyNurse Looking forward to #NursesActive too! #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:50
@maggieclarkeC4H @yogawithadriene my day is always better for it #WeNurses
@J_Critcher
22 July 2021 20:50
@WeNurses #wenursesactive #nhs1000miles and a Fitbit #wenurses
@MarcelleTauber
22 July 2021 20:50
@WeNurses Make it fun! If it is with colleagues .... leave the hierarchy, uniform and role at the door. #WeNurses
@lireland197
22 July 2021 20:50
@nursingnoodle @youvegotanthony @WeNurses I think small children and dogs are fab for active lives ???? #wenurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:50
woo hoo #WeNurses https://twitter.com/wlasinclair/status/1418297106712956933
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:51
YEP THIS #WeNurses https://twitter.com/MarcelleTauber/status/1418297395520188419
@PhilBallRN
22 July 2021 20:51
RT @MarcelleTauber: @WeNurses Make it fun! If it is with colleagues .... leave the hierarchy, uniform and role at the door. #WeNurses
@WeCYPnurses
22 July 2021 20:51
@WeNurses Mental health, thoughts, feelings, mood, enables time to undertake reflection. Physical changes in body, enjoyment and spending time with potential teams and/or others. #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:51
@lireland197 @nursingnoodle @youvegotanthony @WeNurses cat however !!! #WeNurses
@Marie_Batey
22 July 2021 20:51
@youvegotanthony @WeNurses @Strava Me too! #WeNurses https://t.co/TFMzYqW7GM
@lireland197
22 July 2021 20:52
@wlasinclair @WeNurses absolutely - it gives me a reset each year #nursesactive #wenurses. last year it kick started my love of yoga
@KirstLBee
22 July 2021 20:52
@WeNurses I know when I complete an activity, it boosts my sense of wellbeing. Getting out for a run after a busy day helps me reset #WeNurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:52
Fantastic #WeNurses https://twitter.com/lireland197/status/1418297808076029960
@MarcelleTauber
22 July 2021 20:52
RT @WeNurses: YEP THIS #WeNurses
@PhilBallRN
22 July 2021 20:53
@lireland197 @nursingnoodle @youvegotanthony @WeNurses Oh yes, no dog here, just cats, but I do have a fab great niece who is very active when we meet ??#WeNurses #NursesActive
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:53
#wenurses https://twitter.com/Osahealthcare/status/1418298031884095489
@1DFerran
22 July 2021 20:53
@WeNurses Shared purpose ? Our entire MDT walked 10,000 steps a day for a month raising over £5821 for a local cancer charity. It was a great way for the team to stay in touch during Covid redeployments #TeamWork #WeNurses @CancerFocusNI @kheather98 @PCowanDerm @givan_hannah @Laurielee11 https://t.co/0oQi5vKKLN
@J_Critcher
22 July 2021 20:53
@WeNurses The Sunday evening posts have definitely kept me going #wenurses @KathEvans2
@lireland197
22 July 2021 20:54
#wenurses https://twitter.com/AgencyNurse/status/1418297693416435720 https://t.co/t4xCoGXFoL
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:54
This is fantastic - huge well done #WeNurses https://twitter.com/1DFerran/status/1418298185731149824
@youvegotanthony
22 July 2021 20:54
@Marie_Batey @WeNurses @Strava If I don't track it, it doesn't count ?? #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:54
@lireland197 this could be actual footage of my cat !! #WeNurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:54
#WeNurses https://t.co/wksw0w0OuH
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:55
QUESTION 6 What will you be doing to get a little more active in August for #NursesActive? #WeNurses https://t.co/i6e9x1HZjn
@mikeythenurse
22 July 2021 20:56
@WeNurses We entered a bike month competition between workplaces city wide. Every new person on a bike earned points, every ride done was points. We came in 2nd for our category! #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:57
Well TeamWe @firogers3 @swan_anthony @tarailes and I were thinking we may virtually and collectively travel from Lands End to John O'Groats ... well it was mentioned in passing anyway :D #WeNurses https://twitter.com/WeNurses/status/1418298562652299267
@PhilBallRN
22 July 2021 20:57
@WeNurses Q6. Hoping to do more longer walks, get the walking boots out and maybe swimming #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:57
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 6 What will you be doing to get a little more active in August for #NursesActive? #WeNurses https://t.co/i6e9x1HZjn
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:58
Ooooh fabulous #WeNurses https://twitter.com/J_Critcher/status/1418299209569251329
@J_Critcher
22 July 2021 20:58
#wenurses perils of walking and tweeting https://twitter.com/j_critcher/status/1418299209569251329
@AgencyNurse
22 July 2021 20:58
@maggieclarkeC4H tbh i never thought i would enjoy it so much :) #WeNurses
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:59
Fabulous - we can't wait to see your pics #WeNurses https://twitter.com/PhilBallRN/status/1418299190367641603
@mikeythenurse
22 July 2021 20:59
@WeNurses I'm recovering from an injury that has reduced my mobility and ruled out my usual cycling. My aim is to get into the swimming pool at our apartment complex more regularly after work. #WeNurses #NursesActive
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:59
Hehehe we do too ! #WeNurses https://twitter.com/acrigby/status/1418299108272521223
@WeNurses
22 July 2021 20:59
#WeNurses https://t.co/E7F1LPWfTJ
@PhilBallRN
22 July 2021 21:00
First #WeNurses chat for a while, thanks @WeNurses here’s to #NursesActive on Aug 1st, good to join in and get the tips too, great sharing folks ????




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