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 responding in their communities.
Given the added stress during this time, we continue to provide resources to support the health and resilience of our members.
Earlier this year, we launched a comprehensive nutrition campaign to help members develop and maintain healthy eating habits that support the rigorous demands of the job. Our 30 Days of Real Food Nutrition Challenge in February was a great success and we are continuing to provide supportive resources on Facebook and on the Fire Fighter Nutrition website.
Because health and resilience are at the forefront with increased demands both on duty and at home, we are expanding the campaign in May to include movement, nutrition, wellness, resilience, sleep and many other topics, collaborating with other health and wellness subject matter experts, including a IAFF Peer Fitness master instructor, Behavioral Health Specialist, founder of Performance Redefined and a preventative medical physician from one of our Wellness-Fitness Initiative (WFI) Task Force cities.
What You Can Expect beginning May 1:
• Daily posts on a wide range of topics to support your health and resilience.
• Weekly interviews with experts in fire fighter wellness and resilience.
• Real-life strategies and tips to support you right now.
To participate in the Fire Fighter Resilience – For Health, For Life, For Real campaign in May, you must join the IAFF Nutrition Facebook group.
Please invite other IAFF members to join this group. Together, we can begin sharing the importance of fire fighter health, nutrition, movement and resilience.