HEALTH

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.

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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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HOW POOR SLEEP AFFECTS YOUR CAREER

Sleep deprivation increases the stress hormone cortisol in firefighters. Researchers Rucas and Miller found that sleep-deprived firefighters became more impulsive with their decision-making. A restful night’s sleep is something we often take for granted. We spend nearly one-third of our lives or about eight hours per night sleeping. Researchers are puzzled about the exact role that sleep plays in our lives. But …

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5 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR MEMORY

Keeping your memory sharp is just as important as your physical health and well-being. How you live, what you eat and drink and how you treat your body can impact your ability to remember information and past experiences. As a firefighter, one of your most important pieces of equipment is your memory. You use it …

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CREATIVITY FROM WITHIN

If you ever feel as though your workplace is not nurturing your creativity or allowing you to become creative, essentially, it is because the workplace cannot provide it.

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