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Medical Scrubs and Healthy Tips at Blue Sky Co.

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As a medical professional you’re probably no stranger to working long hours on your feet, straining your body as if you’re in a marathon. While we make incredible medical scrubs, we also care about the people wearing our clothes -- that’s why we put together blogs (like this one) about staying energized, comfortable, and at-ease throughout your work shift. Blue Sky Co. now offers the most outrageous stretch scrubs

They Say Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day

Whether you’re gearing up for your shift in the morning, mid-day, or at night, consider your meal before you head off to work “breakfast.” And, you know what they say; breakfast is the most important meal of the day! A healthy, filling breakfast will ensure that you have the energy to make it through the first part of your shift -- follow it up with some light exercise and you’re really golden!

Create a Routine that Requires Pacing Yourself

Even though you can’t necessarily create your schedule every day, you can control how you manage your schedule. Pacing yourself preserves your energy, especially on those days where you’re working a double or having to stick around through nighttime hours.

Try knocking out your most daunting tasks early on in the day, or during your second-wind. When your energy drops, take it “easy,” and pass the time with less-demanding work.

Consistently Choose Healthy Snacks

When you’re hungry, the convenience of fast food and sugary treats makes them even more appealing. However, these snacks (as opposed to healthy foods packed with protein) can drain your energy! Don’t let yourself slip into a habit of unhealthy snacks -- just as you start the day with healthy foods, keep the day going with even healthier foods! Pack snacks like fruit, trail mix, peanut butter, granola bars, or crackers and cheese; graze between meals for an extra boost.

Healthy sandwiches, or freezer portions of pre-made meals serve as great lunches and dinners. When preparing your meals, focus on whole grains (refined grains will likely contribute to a crash), veggies, and quality protein. And as always, avoid sugar! The temporary “sugar high,” isn’t worth the sluggishness you’ll endure afterward.

We hope these tips help you through your longest shifts and longest days. Stay hydrated, eat well, and never forget to take good care of yourself! Visit our site today.