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Josh Moore has no problem setting hearts aflutter with his muscular physique and smooth bedside manner.
But the 22-year-old puts some serious effort into honing his chiselled abs and bulging biceps.
Revealing the extent of his gruelling fitness regime on his Instagram page, Josh revealed he works out seven times a week.
The fitness fan from Virginia, US, trains with weights five times per week and does cardio and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) once a week.
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He believes that staying in shape makes him the best example for his patients.
Josh said: “I am a new graduate nurse, so I am in my first year of being a professional.
“I decided I wanted to become a nurse my senior year of high school.
“I originally wanted to become involved with the nurse anaesthesia team, primarily for the money.
“When I attended nursing school, however, I discovered a passion for patient care I never thought I would have.”
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Having grown up in the Appalachian mountains – one of the poorest regions in the US – Josh was driven to do something with his life and stay healthy.
And his young patients inspire him to appreciate life every day.
Josh said: “Specifically, I love working with children and haematology and oncology patients.
“The best thing about my job is working with children who have cancer who, despite their condition, are vibrant and full of life. It has put my life into perspective and has taught me not to complain about the small things.
“Yeah, I may be tired and my feet may hurt after a long shift, but I am not seven-years-old in the hospital receiving chemotherapy every day.
“The way they still want to play and have fun not only amazes me, but inspires me to have that same child-like approach to life.”
In the last 12 months Josh has taken part in his first bodybuilding competition and his favourite exercise is the deadlift – with his personal best being a hefty 350lbs.
Josh continued: “I think working out keeps me honest as a nurse.
“I believe it is my job to role model for my patients what health looks like”
“Nurses are supposed to be the epitome of health and wellness, but far too often they are seen as something other.
“From my perspective, I would not take the dietary advice from a dietician seriously if that dietician was obese.
“I don’t smoke, but if I did, I would not take smoking cessation advice from a nurse who smells like a cigarette.
“I believe it is my job to role model for my patients what health looks like.
“If I am educating my patient on how to exercise and eat properly, I need to be following my own advice.”
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The ripped nurse thinks he acts like a completely different person at work compared to at the gym.
He explained: “In my pictures, I think you can see a stark contrast between nurse Josh and fit guy Josh.
“When I am in the hospital, I am professional. I am a comforter and a healer. I wear my uniform. I go to hospital-related events in a suit and tie.
“But when I am not in the hospital, I am a very different person. I am a competitor. I am intense. I am there to change my body and my health. I see two very different sides of the same coin, and that works for me and my life.
“I want to convey the message that hard work, dedication, and a passion for whatever you are doing cannot and will not go unnoticed. Patience in anything you do is key.”