Nutrition for Firefighters: 3 Simple Truths

The next time you walk past a fast-food restaurant, look through the window and observe the consequences of adverse consumption The effect of sound nutrition on physical performance, appearance and health are undeniable. Simply stated, if you want to look, feel and move like a Ferrari, you’d better consume a diet rich in high-octane foods….

Eating Healthy During COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting every aspect of our lives. Exercise, good nutrition and stress management are all critical for fire fighters and emergency medical personnel to stay well and continue to help in this current situation. Healthy eating is especially important for keeping your immune system in top condition. With a little thought…

Dynamic Stretching

Firefighters are the only professionals Athletes have to perform at full speed without a warm up.

Eat More Vegetables

Everyone knows to eat more vegetables, so why do we struggle so much? IAFF Nutrition Consultant Lisa Desilet shares some easy ideas to add more vegetables into your diet.

Strengthen Your Immune System

Vaccinations may boost resistance, but cures for virus-based illnesses like the flu don’t exist. So, keep your immune system “tuned”—it’s the only one you’ve got! Boost your immune system with adequate sleep; getting recommended vaccinations; eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants; getting recommended exercise; washing your hands and maintaining good…

Quick Tips for Adding Healthy, Whole Foods

When making dietary changes, it should not feel restrictive, overwhelming or hard to live with. You are making longterm lifestyle changes, so you want to have a plan to make the habits stick around. Transitioning to a healthier way of eating may seem daunting, so here are some tips to keep in mind: Eat vegetables…

Quality Protein in Every Meal

Protein is highly debated, but one thing all experts agree on is that we need it to function well. Lisa Desilet, IAFF Nutrition Consultant, shares how to get quality protein in every meal. Download the IAFF’s Firefighter Nutrition Guide here.