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Firefighters–This Exercise will Reduce Injuries.

I have a confession to make.  Sometimes, I skip my active warm-up exercises when I workout (kind of). We are all guilty of it (admit it).  Let’s face it, sometimes you hit the gym or the workout room in the firehouse and are tired or short on time and will “sacrifice” the warm-up and stretching.   I do not recommend …

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10 Healthy Snack Options for the Firehouse

Nutrition plays a very large roll in your health and fitness.  Unhealthy eating habits have contributed to the obesity epidemic in the United States and especially in the fire service.   A poor diet is associated with major health risks that can cause illness and poor performance when it counts.  Poor nutrition can contribute to heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and numerous types …

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10 Tips to Avoid the Flu and Cold in the Firehouse

It’s that time of year again when the common cold and flu begins being passed from one person to the next. Each year the common cold affects the average person two times, and can affect the fire rescue athlete even more.  The sneezing, coughing, sore throat, and runny nose leave you wanting to curl up under the bed covers. To avoid …

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Get Fire Rescue Fit in 2018! Win Cash, Prizes and Motivate Others…

Over $3,000 in cash and prizes will be given away to Firefighters, EMTs and Medics!  YOU can Win and more importantly Motivate Others in the Fire Service!   Get Your Plan Started Today!  The purpose of the contest is to motivate Firefighters, EMTs and Medics to change the unhealthy culture of the fire service.   Statistics show that the obesity rate in firefighters is higher …

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Get Paid to Get Fire Rescue Fit in 2017!

Over $2,500 in cash and prizes will be given away to Firefighters, EMTs and Medics!  YOU can Win and more importantly Motivate Others!   Don’t wait, get your program and get started today! The purpose of the contest is to motivate Firefighters, EMTs and Medics to change the unhealthy culture of the fire service.   Statistics show that the obesity rate in firefighters is higher than …

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10 Ways to Avoid the Cold and Flu in (and out of) the Firehouse

It’s that time of year again when the common cold and flu begins being passed from one person to the next. Each year the common cold affects the average person two times, and can affect the fire rescue athlete even more.  The sneezing, coughing, sore throat, and runny nose leave you wanting to curl up under the bed covers. To …

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Firehouse Nutrition- Why Diet Soda is Bad…

Drink Diet Soda? There’s been a lot of discussion around the firehouse lately about the “dangers” of drinking soda and diet soda. The topic was started after I revealed my personal “diet soda” experiment.  Three years ago I wanted to know if diet soda was bad for you or just getting a bad rap.  My experiment was to drink one …

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Firefighter Fitness Motivation!

Just a little reminder that fires aren’t the number one killer of firefighters….heart attacks and strokes are.  Approach your health and fitness like an athlete.  Train like a life depends on it….because it does. Enough said. Stay safe and healthy, Aaron Zamzow

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Saving Firefighters Lives…

Its been very well documented that the leading cause of firefighter-on-duty deaths is related to heart disease. Therefore any information regarding decreasing the chances of heart disease are very valuable to the firefighting community. I’ve recently been researching the correlation between cholesterol and heart disease and have found some interesting correlations. The long-established dietary recommendations of yesterday have created epidemics …