Healthcare staffing company, Aureus Medical, says travel nursing professionals should consider a rowing workout

Omaha, NE, (January 27, 2014) - If you can't find a rowing machine at your gym, they are generally available for reasonable prices. Travel nursing jobs leader, Aureus Medical Group, believes this at-home, easily portable exercise equipment is ideal for a travel nursing professional on the go.

There are a number of benefits associated with rowing machines, as they can provide an excellent aerobic workout when used properly. Need some more convincing?

A total workout
By spending your time exercising on the rowing machine instead of, say, the elliptical, you can burn as many as 50 percent more calories! Plus, the rowing machine puts more of your muscles to work, offering strength building for your shoulders and calves at the same time.

Shape magazine recommends spending 20 minutes total on the rowing machine, splitting the time up as follows:

  • 3 minutes of warm up at a 2:30 pace
  • 3 minutes of rowing at a 2:14 pace
  • 2 minutes of rowing at a 2:12 pace
  • 1 minute of rowing at a 2:10 pace
  • 1 minute of stretching
  • 4 minutes of rowing at a 2:12 pace
  • 3 minutes of rowing at a 2:10 pace
  • 1 minute of rowing at a 2:08 pace
  • 2 minutes of cool down at a 2:30 pace

If you are unable to squeeze in this 20-minute exercise every day due to long travel nurse shifts, that's OK. However, you should try to dedicate at least three to four days per week to a fitness routine.

Read the full article for more information on a rowing workout.

About Aureus Medical Group:

Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing specializing in the successful placement of Nursing, Advanced Practice, Cardiopulmonary, Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory, Neurodiagnostics, Radiation Oncology, and Rehabilitation Therapy professionals, as well as Physicians, in hospitals and medical facilities nationwide.  With more than 25 years of experience, Aureus Medical offers a full range of staffing options, including national contract (travel), local contract, and direct hire.  Aureus Medical is the largest affiliate of Omaha-based C&A Industries, a leading provider of human capital management solutions for more than 40 years.