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Fitness is a key ingredient to a long, healthy firefighting career. The prevention of injuries is provided in the framework of fitness. Enhancing the fitness regimes of those who are already on the fitness train, while inspiring those who aren’t to join in. We aim to provide effective firefighter exercises and training workouts, the latest diet and nutrition recommendations, and awareness about the importance of developing a healthy mind, body, and soul connection.

Latest Diet & Nutrition

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly with Sugar

Our brains are wired to love and crave sugar. It’s very addictive, that’s part of why we love it so much. In fact, researchers have found that sugar is approximately eight times more addictive than cocaine.

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Six Ways to Eat Slower

Research suggests that fast eaters may gain more weight over time relative to slower eaters. In contrast, slower eaters naturally consume less food and feel more full after the meal.

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8 SECRETS TO EATING OUT – THE HEALTHY WAY

Eating out and maintaining your health is possible with the right choices. Dodge the supersized portions and fried appetizers by using the following smart eating strategies. Plan ahead: if you know you will want a burger and fries or another meal off your typical plan, plan the rest of your day around that. Double up […]

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ON-THE-GO SMOOTHIES

Smoothies are a great way to boost your fruit and veggie intake without taking a ton of prep time. A morning smoothie is an easy grab for the commute into the station or made to sip on during line-up. Smoothies are a great way to boost your fruit and veggie intake without taking a ton […]

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CLEAN UP YOUR NUTRITION WITH THESE 3 STEPS

Take control of your nutrition with these simple steps. Make sure to drink lots of water, eat simple one-ingredient foods, like vegetables, lean meats, and fruits, read food labels and limit those sugars. HEALTHY EATING (OR DRINKING) STEP #1 Stay Hydrated: Drink Lots of Water.  Whether your body is turning food into fuel or working […]

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4 REASONS TO BUMP UP YOUR FIBER INTAKE

FITNESS & NUTRITION Eating enough fiber has numerous health benefits, including improvements in cardiovascular health and body composition. Without fruits, vegetables and whole grains — it can be challenging for firefighters to get enough fiber. Eating enough fiber has numerous health benefits, including improvements in cardiovascular health and body composition. Fiber is an indigestible form […]

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WANT GOOD ANSWERS? ASK BETTER QUESTIONS

Unless you’re asking a guru (who ALWAYS knows EVERYTHING regardless of ANYTHING), the answer to most questions pertaining to health and wellness will include the phrases “tell me more”, “can you clarify” or “it depends”.

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IMMUNE BOOSTING FOODS

Supporting the immune system is not about taking one supplement or avoiding certain foods. There is no quick fix. It’s about a comprehensive strategy to provide your body with what it needs to function at its best. Poor diet, stress, lack of sleep and too little exercise all have an effect on your well-being and […]

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FRUIT – FACT OR FICTION

Fruit is a delicious way to add essential vitamins, potassium and fiber to your diet. And, people who eat more fruits and vegetables have a reduced risk of chronic disease. What is fact or fiction when it comes to fruit? Fruit is too high in sugar – Fiction Fruit contains natural sugars like fructose, but […]

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