Staying Healthy as a Medical Professional

Caring for your patients is stressful; you take on many of their problems and difficulties throughout the day and even while you are away from the office you still dwell on patient situations. Along with the mental strain, the sheer amount of hours you work negatively impacts your schedule. How can you help yourself stay healthy while working in your fast-paced life? The cardiac monitor experts at ReactDx offer a few ideas that may benefit you greatly.

Keep a Healthy Diet
You may have explained to many of your patients the importance of maintaining a healthy weight, but do you take your own advice? The easiest method to keep dietary goals is to make them attainable. Rather than setting a goal to lose 50 pounds in 6 months, cut out animal fats, and start walking or participating in a sport you enjoy for at least half an hour every day. Being at a healthy weight means your body does not have the excess strain of too much weight to maintain and your energy levels will escalate accordingly.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep
The importance of quality sleep cannot be overstated. The body and brain need adequate rest to perform at peak levels. Poor sleep habits — even going to bed and waking at different times every day — can lead to mistakes in judgment and decision-making. Dragging through the day after a night of poor sleep is miserable for you, your staff, and your patients. When your days are extremely rushed and you feel you cannot catch up, take time to blow off steam with a quick bike ride or walk, then turn off all electronics a few hours before you turn in for the evening. Have a routine that helps you relax, then turn in around the same time every night.

Take Care of Yourself
Patients are generally not pleased when their physician is coughing and blowing his or her nose. Tell employees to stay home if they are ill, wash your hands frequently, clean all your instruments with antibacterial wipes and disinfectants, and remember that stress lowers your level of immunity. Keep in mind that while your office is generally cleaned thoroughly, the outside world is not. Be cognizant of public locations where germs are prevalent.

Keep yourself healthy to be at your best for your patients. Learn more about health, cardiac monitors, and the latest in cardiovascular technology by contacting us online or giving us a call at 800-23-HEART.

Jodi is a seasoned Human Resources professional who thrives on change and transformation. She fell in love with Human Resources when she attended Penn State University for graduate school in Public Administration with a curriculum that emphasized Human Resources. After earning her Master’s degree she began her career in the manufacturing industry in Talent Acquisition and was eventually assigned the overall HR Management responsibility of three divisions which included collective bargaining. Ultimately, she made her way to transitioning a new division of a Fortune 100 company under the corporate model as well as developing and executing Human Resources policies and procedures across a broad range of functional disciplines. At the next juncture of her career, she was tapped on the shoulder by former Executives that she previously worked with to join in on an exciting start-up. Today, Jodi is the Vice President of Talent Relations and Development for Medicomp Inc dba ReactDx and is responsible for managing the strategic Human Resources function which includes mergers and acquisitions for this rapidly expanding company.

Jodi and her husband enjoy landscaping, finding new restaurants and traveling whenever life gives them the opportunity.

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