I love being a nurse. I've been a nurse for about a decade, and in that time I have learned that the most important thing we can do for our patients is to educate them. Give them the knowledge they need in order to stay healthy and avoid the hospital.
No one can take your education away from you. What I am doing now in the fitness and nutrition industry is helping clients take control of their health. Even simply by blogging about these issues on my website, I'm helping prevent major medical problems by educating people about not only how to reverse the effects of obesity, but how to avoid it altogether.
I am practicing health promotion and prevention. Every year billions of dollars are spent in the United States to treat obesity related illness, such as diabetes, strokes, and cancer, just to name a few.
One incredibly valuable thing we can do is to educate ourselves about the food we eat. That starts with reading the labels, and knowing what you put into your body. Try to eat products that have ingredients you can pronounce (and ideally recognize), and try to keep a healthy balance between fat, carbs, and protein.
The satisfaction and joy I get every day from my job is priceless. In addition to that, I am teaching my patients, clients, and children how to eat smarter, make better lifestyle decisions, and ultimately find happiness from within. Teaching is a big part of that, and I’m proud to be helping open people’s eyes to the truth about their nutrition every day.