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.

Know Your Numbers: Tracking Physical and Behavioral Health

Everyone should have a general awareness of their own health status, yet that’s often not the case, even with firefighters.   The American Heart Association’s Know Your Numbers program focuses on being aware of your status on cardiovascular risk factors, including blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight. The goal of the program is to identify problems as…

Nutrition Challenge

by FF Scruggs Good afternoon Firefighters hope you’re ready for 2020! LT. Aldo Padilla has a Challenge that he thinks you are going to love. So the Challenge is really simple Eat Real Food for the next 30 days.WHAT DO YOU THINK I EAT BRO!!! Is probably what you said or though right now. We…

FF Henry’s Pump Flush

This week’s safety and health recipe comes from FF Sebastian Henry, it works for detox and cleanse! 1 ½ Cups Filtered Water 1 Small Frozen Banana ½ Fresh Apple, De-Cored ½ Fresh Pear 1 Cup Baby Spinach 1 Cup Romaine Lettuce 1 Lemon, Juice Squeezed into Blender Also, Lt Padilla shared a video he found…

Some Healthy Smoothies

Acai Adam Reyes’ Big Mango Healer !! 1 cup of almond-coconut Milk ½ -2/3 cup rolled oats, soaked (gluten free preferably) ½ cup frozen mangos ½ cup or 3 frozen strawberries 1 tbsp acai powder ¼ cup of filtered water Notes: Soak ½ cup of rolled oats with 1 cup almond coconut milk overnight (6…

Stopping the trifecta of fire service occupational death

Prevention and early detection are critical to helping firefighters manage cardiovascular, cancer and mental health issues Read our industry news on any given day. It is full of reports of untimely passings of members of our service. The causes are a repetitive cycle of preventable and occupationally linked diseases – some acute and some not…

Health Assessment: Are You a Help or a Hindrance

Posted by AB Turenne on August 15, 2019 at 12:55pm View Blog  Health Assessment: Are You a Help or a Hindrance Far too often people find it to be much easier to Monday Morning Quarterback those around them while standing idle from the outside than it is to take a long hard look at what their reflection…

Linguine with White Clam Sauce

by Safety Linguine and white clam sauce is a traditional dish in New York’s Italian restaurants. It’s also a great favorite of home cooks because canned minced clams are inexpensive and easy to find. My version is lighter than most but just a satisfying. See the full recipe on the image above! This recipe serves…