Interview with Bert, The 77 Year Old Hip Hop Dancer!

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Back in November, I made a video called “Make Exercise Fun!” where my friend/coworker, Mimi, and I show how dance is a fun way to exercise. (On a side note, check out the video if you want to see my terrible version of Mimi’s choreography 🙂 )

I came up with the idea for making a video promoting dance because I take hip hop dance classes at Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco least once or twice a week for exercise and fun. One of the people who always stood out in class was a spunky dancer who seemed to have endless energy and was definitely not huffing and puffing after doing a routine like the some of the class (like me :)). 

That dancer is Bert Houle, an amazing 77 year old hip hop dancer! He is the epitome of the Fountain of Youth and the perfect example of how regular exercise can keep you healthy.

At 77 years old, Bert takes dance classes everyday as his form of exercise. He doesn’t just take hip hop, he also takes dance classes for popping/locking, Afro-Haitian, West African, and Turfing!

Besides dancing, he also bolstered his health by quitting smoking about 10 years ago! Smoking cessation can be difficult, but hopefully seeing Bert tearing up the dance floor at 77 years old will help inspire those of you who smoke to quit.

I asked Bert to share a health tip, and he replied,  “Whatever you do, make sure it’s fun. I take dance classes because it’s a fun way to exercise.” I totally agree.  

Check out my interview with the amazing (and ever youthful) Bert Houle!



Yoda and Health

In honor of Star Wars day, here’s one of my favorite SF Hearts featuring Yoda. I had to do an Instagram post about it since I’m a HUGE Star Wars fan! May the 4th be with you 🙂


Yoda might believe “There is no try….”, but when it comes to health, trying your best to follow a #healthylifestyle is ALWAYS better than not trying at all. Little things like eating more #vegetables and #fruit, #exercising at least 15 min/day and getting enough #sleep makes a healthier you!  I’m sure Yoda would agree 🙂

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#yoda #maythe4thbewithyou #starwarsday #starwars #health #nurse

Death by Selfie

I never thought “Death by Selfie” would ever be a blog title. In fact, it sounds like a joke, right? Well, unfortunately, it’s real. 

CNN had an interesting article reporting how selfie related deaths is now a real concern. Russia, for example, now posts signs warning against the dangers of taking risky selfies  (see below)



I know selfies are now part of mainstream culture, but if you’re thinking of taking a dangerous selfie (such as standing on the edge of a cliff), please use common sense. You don’t want to end up as another example of a selfie fatality.

Here’s a link to that CNN article.

#deathbyselfie #selfie #health #nurse

Health Tips in Minutes: Choosing Healthy Salad Dressing

Salad is definitely a healthy food choice, but unfortunately not all salad dressings are healthy. Some dressings are high in calories, fat, and sodium. If you don’t read the food label carefully, you could be turning a healthy salad into a salad that could have as many fat, calories, and sodium as a hamburger!

When choosing salad dressing, always read the food label to see just how much fat, calories and sodium is in each serving. Note: salad dressing serving sizes are usually only about 2 tablespoons. I know many people and restaurants definitely use MORE than 2 tablespoons of dressing on their salad.

Check out my newest Health Tips in Minutes video called Choosing Healthy Salad Dressing! BTW I tried to film this stealthily at a grocery store and was able to film this video and another clip but was shut down when I pushed my luck trying to film a 3rd installment. I was unfortunately asked to stop filming, but at least I got to finish my grocery shopping 🙂 Oh well…I’ll do whatever in the name of promoting health and health education 🙂

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#health #healthylife #healthtips #healthtip #nurse #nursesrock #salad #dressing #food #stayhealthy

Interview with EP Lab Digest

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For April’s issue of EP Lab Digest, I was interviewed! Big thanks to Jodi Elrod for the wonderful interview. For those of you who are not familiar with EP Lab Digest, this magazine is a popular cardiology publication. I was honored and extremely excited to be interviewed for the magazine! Best part – the cardiologists I used to work with messaged me with congratulations and kudos! Definitely a highlight for Grace The Nurse 🙂

You can check out the interview here

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Motion Sickness Remedies

Ever get motion sickness? I do. I tend to get motion sickness from cars, boats, and sometimes trains. For those of you who don’t have motion sickness (lucky!), motion sickness is when people get nauseous while riding in moving vehicles. It can be torture…especially when you’re stuck in a car or boat for hours.

In today’s Health Tips in Minutes video, I’m going to tell you about 3 motion sickness remedies, and the one I recommend is all natural and non-drowsy!

I flimed this video while on a boat in Monterey, CA. I took a trip to find whales, and we got to see killer whales and grey whales! You’ll see a snippet of one of the videos I took of the wild orcas (killer whales). Such a fantastic experience!

If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Please also follow me on Twitter @GraceTheNurse where you can tweet or DM me any questions. You may also ask my any questions on my health blog too! Thank you for watching!

Grace the Nurse Presents Health Tips in Minutes: Motion Sickness Remedies

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By the way, here’s a picture of one of the wild orcas I saw during the boat ride (so awesome!):


Wild Orca swimming in Monterey, CA