Appreciate Your Coworkers with SNAP!

SnarkyNurses Appreciation Project (SNAP) What is it?  An online way to acknowledge the EXCELLENT people we work with on a daily basis. Why?  You work hard right?  Do you always feel like your efforts are recognized?  If you’re like me and most of my colleagues, you could probably stand to be appreciated a little bit…

#WellnessWednesday: 5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling

Helpful Health Hacks: 5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling by Dr. Adam Martin, PharmD, ACSM-CPT Many of us travel- some just as a short work commute, while others have international flights on a weekly basis. Some of you SnarkyNurses are full-time travelling nurses! This brings us to the question: Can you really be ‘healthy’…

#WellnessWednesday: Easy Gluten-Free Snacking, Shopping & Cooking!

Going Against the Grain: Easy Gluten-Free Snacking, Shopping & Cooking! by Dr. Christina Tarantola, PharmD, CHC of TheFitPharmacist co-owner of The Diet Doc Pittsburgh North   Why gluten-free? Gluten-free diets have become popular in the last few years due to the increase in food allergies and celiac disease amongst Americans. Changing your diet can seem…

#WellnessWednesday: Which One Exercise is the Best?

Helpful Health Hacks: Which One Exercise is ‘the Best’? by Dr. Adam Martin, PharmD, ACSM-CPT Could you guess from the photo?! The answer, for many reasons that we will discuss, is SQUATS! There is no other exercise that engages so many different muscles to perform the movement than the squat. The deadlift comes in a…

#WellnessWednesday: What is Mindfulness & How Can I Use It?

What is “Mindfulness” and How Can I Use It? by Dr. Adam Martin, PharmD, ACSM-CPT “Mindfulness” seems to be all the buzz- but what is it exactly? How do I use it? Does practicing it automatically make me a hipster?? Simply put, mindfulness is paying attention. Especially as healthcare professionals, we are used to (and…

#WellnessWednesday: Eating Well on a Budget

Helpful Health Hacks: Eating Well on A Budget by Dr. Adam Martin, PharmD, ACSM-CPT Take a look at the dollar menu at the golden arches. Go ahead, take a gander! Now notice the healthier options on the menu. Compare. Those dollar signs create quite the diversity, don’t they? All too often, I hear from good…

#WellnessWednesday: What are Macros?

The Diet Doc Pittsburgh North: Your Rx4Success! Dr. Adam Martin, PharmD, ACSM-CPT & Dr. Christina Tarantola, PharmD, CHC Owners of The Diet Doc Pittsburgh North What are Macros?  I know what you’re thinking: what the heck are these “macros” I keep hearing about? Is this some sort of gimmicky trick? Code name? A spell from…

Introducing #WellnessWednesday!

Hi Everyone!  When we launched a survey to our followers last March, an overwhelming number of you indicated you’d like to know more about managing health and fitness when you’re on a busy schedule.  We’ve been following @TheFitPharmacist since we started our account and have watched his continued success.  We’ve teamed up with he and…

Tips for Dealing with Stress

Let us start with a few horrifying facts about stress that you may or may not already know. -Nurses report the highest level of job stress of all healthcare professionals. -Stress activates our fight or flight response. Activation of this response causes an increase in  heart rate, blood pressure, and blood glucose levels in addition…