Nutrition Tips for the Firehouse

  July 22, 2015

Eating healthy in the firehouse (or any house) can be a difficult task.   But, in order to change the culture of the fire service (to a healthier one) cooks and food choices in the firehouse need to get better.  Here are 3 easy and healthy tips that can help. 1.  Serve meals on smaller plates.–

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Post Holiday Metabolic Firefighter Workout

  July 7, 2015

Its now July, hope you enjoyed America’s Birthday!   I do not hope you carry the extra weight and lethargy that can occur after Holiday weekends.  We all have a tendency tendency to overindulge and workouts seem to take second place during any Holiday weekend.   To combat the accumulation of holiday pounds and feelings of

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Fire Rescue Fitness Holiday Weekend Workout

  July 4, 2015

Here is a great way to start your 4th of July weekend.   This is a little workout that will burn some early morning calories, ignite your metabolism, and make room for some good summer food and spirits.  I always like to do some morning workout or fun run with the family on Holidays, I find

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The Most Important Firefighter Fitness Component?

  July 2, 2015

I often get asked by Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics to evaluate their current fitness programs and to possibly give some suggestions.  I always try to explain to the individual or group that in order to evaluate the program we must understand the physical demands of the job. Research conducted by York University (Ontario) about the physical demands of Firefighting stated–

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Fire Station Workout- Intervals for Cardiovascular Fitness

  June 24, 2015

I’ve had a lot of requests for workout options that can be performed at the station with minimal equipment.  Here is an option I created for a firefighter/medic that has no equipment and only some stairs and a parking lot. This can be used as a cardio interval training workout day (for those following the

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