Can you advise this student nurse?
“I have really taken an interest in exercise and fitness. I especially enjoy running distance, four miles usually, and lifting upper body with an abs circuit mixed in.
“However, having begun my nursing training, I’m very worried that I’m going to lose all of the progress I’ve made so far - particularly that all my hard-earned muscle is going to turn to fat. Also, I always feel in a much better mood whenever I exercise (from the endorphins) so I worry I could become quite grumpy if I were to stop.
“I’m expending so much mental energy trying to do well in my course, so physically pushing myself to go for a run or to the gym is tremendously difficult, not to mention the time commitment that nursing takes. I wish there were more hours in the day.
”I just want to maintain what I’ve worked for. Can anyone give me a bit of advice?”