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Obesity in Nursing: Aren’t We Supposed to be Promoting Health?

One might suppose that folks who dedicate their lives to the health and care of the public would be a picture of health themselves. Or that nurses, having seen the effect of overeating, poor diet, and unhealthy habits such as smoking, would be turned off to these sort so detrimental behaviors. Nope.

The Nurses’ Health Studies have made an indelible impact on public health – except maybe our own as a collective profession….We use tobacco and overeat as much as the general population. Say what?! It’s true. We grossly overlook our own health while caring for others.”

What gives? We ll… there’s a great article on Nursing Together (referenced above) we recommend you read.

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