A Healthcare Traveler's Guide to Staying Fit in the Colder Months
Fitness Tips for Fall & Winter Healthcare Travel
As a healthcare traveler, your nomadic lifestyle often leads you to various corners of the country, exposing you to diverse climates. With their frigid temperatures and shorter days, the colder months might seem like a hurdle to your fitness routine. Worry not! We've compiled a comprehensive guide to help you stay active and thrive in the chill during your winter assignments.
1. Embrace Indoor Workouts
When the outdoors turns frosty, indoor workouts become your fitness bestie. Seek out local gyms or leverage any fitness facilities provided in your temporary housing. Consider diversifying your routine with activities such as swimming, spinning, or group fitness classes. These will keep you in excellent shape and offer an opportunity to connect with other healthcare professionals in your temporary home.
2. Create a Portable Home Gym
For assignments in areas with limited gym access, assemble a portable home gym. Pack resistance bands, dumbbells, and a yoga mat – lightweight and versatile equipment that can transform any space into a workout zone. This ensures you're equipped for a quick and effective workout, regardless of your location.
3. Embrace Winter Sports
Flip the script on the cold weather by embracing winter sports. Depending on your assignment location, skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, or snowshoeing opportunities may arise. These activities not only contribute to cardiovascular health but also inject an element of excitement into your fitness regimen.
4. Stay Active On Your Days Off
Utilize your precious days off to explore your temporary surroundings and stay active. Whether hiking scenic trails, wandering through local parks, or taking a stroll through the city, incorporating physical activity into your leisure time not only supports your fitness goals but also enhances your appreciation for the unique aspects of each location.
5. Find a Workout Buddy
Motivation can be elusive, especially in colder weather. Enlist a workout buddy to share the journey with you. This could be a fellow traveler, a colleague, or even someone you met around town. A workout partner adds a social element to your fitness routine and provides the encouragement needed to stay committed to your health and wellness goals.
6. Stay Hydrated and Eat Well
It's easy to overlook the importance of staying hydrated in the colder months. Make a conscious effort to drink enough water, as proper hydration is essential for overall well-being. Additionally, focus on consuming nutrient-dense foods to fuel your body, support your energy levels, and fortify your immune system against seasonal challenges.
Adapting to diverse environments is part of the job as a healthcare traveler. By incorporating these strategies into your routine, you'll conquer the challenges posed by colder months and enhance your overall experience. Remember, your adaptability is a superpower, and with the right mindset, you can navigate any climate while prioritizing your health and well-being. Embrace the chill, stay active, and let each assignment be an opportunity for personal and professional growth.
Elevate Your Travel Career with FlexCare
FlexCare was born out of a desire to improve the healthcare staffing process for clinicians and healthcare facilities. Over time, FlexCare has consciously instilled key foundational pillars that support this purpose, encompassing our 'High-Pay, Hassle-Free' philosophy, our unique S1NGLEPOINT Recruiter model, and our innovative job matching and assignment management tool, the FlexCare 360 mobile app.
At the heart of FlexCare's "High-Pay, Hassle-Free" philosophy is our belief that healthcare professionals should receive the highest compensation for an assignment without negotiating. We are transparent with clinicians when making offers and ensure that every pay package is meticulously reviewed with our travelers before they apply for jobs, arming them with the information they need to support their travel career objectives.
Recognizing the value of our travelers' time, we aim to streamline their experiences with our S1NGLEPOINT Recruiter model. Instead of juggling interactions with departments like Compliance, Payroll, and Housing, clinicians have a single point of contact to handle all aspects of their travel career – their recruiter.
Our FlexCare 360 mobile app empowers travelers to synchronize their career and lifestyle goals effortlessly. The user-friendly app has an intuitive job board powered by Google Maps, personalized job searches, proprietary job matching technology, application monitoring, assignment notifications, direct communication with your recruiter, swift access to HR resources, and much more.
FlexCare 360 stands head and shoulders above the competition with its unwavering commitment to pay transparency. In line with our High-Pay, Hassle-Free philosophy, users will see a pay package and can trust that it remains unchanged, even after engaging with a recruiter. With FlexCare 360, what you see is what you get. No gimmicks, sales tricks, or negotiation are needed for the pay rate you deserve.
Another key advantage of FlexCare 360 is its speed to market. Our proprietary technology works tirelessly in the background, securing the latest job listings and details from hospitals and healthcare facilities as soon as they are released. In the blink of an eye, these opportunities are available on the FlexCare 360 mobile app, giving clinicians the power to be among the first to apply. As you've probably heard from recruiters, time kills all opportunities, but with FlexCare 360, we've solved that puzzle!