Mental

Firefighters are aware of the statistics linking firefighter deaths to preventable diseases and illnesses caused by unhealthy lifestyles. One of the leading causes of firefighter deaths is heart attacks. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Bringing answers to the modern firefighter’s burning health questions, we aim to help firefighters identify and put into practice better health choices to increase your chances at a healthier wellbeing with disease and illness free careers and retirements.

Latest: Mental

Learning How To Say No

Is there a reason why you are filling every hour of every day with something? Just because you technically have time for something doesn’t mean you should take it on, and just because you’ve been asked, doesn’t mean you have to say yes.

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HOW TO KEEP SUCCESS WITHIN YOUR REACH

By John Hofman Allow yourself room for error. Life happens and mistakes occur. If you want to learn about success, talk to successful people. If you want to learn about failure, talk to very successful people. Goal setting is a common theme around this time of the year. Many of us use the entry of …

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EMOTIONAL BALANCING ACT

Can sadness make your body sick? Can happiness cure your ailments? Understanding how your emotions affect your body can be the difference between sickness and health. Sadness is one of the most recognized and relatable emotions that humans can experience. No matter whether there’s a specific event that puts the rest of your day into …

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5 POSITIVE EFFECTS OF OCD

You may not enjoy having to open and close the front door seven times before you leave the house. But being diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder doesn’t have to be all bad. Anyone living with a mental health disorder understands how stigmatizing a diagnosis can be. There’s the question of what — or even IF …

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HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR BRAIN FUNCTION UNDER STRESSFUL SITUATIONS

Many people identify stress as one of the key drawbacks of their jobs, and those people would be right. As firefighters, we’re no strangers to stress. Stress can keep us up at night, increase anxiety, affect relationships and diminish enjoyment of life. But, did you know that stress can be an ally? It’s true. Stress …

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