Wednesday, February 5, 2014

It's Heart Healthy Month! How do you rate?

With the start of the New Year, many people make lots of great, new goals to have a healthier lifestyle which contributes to overall well being and a happy life. We love hearing stories of those who make health a priority because as a Firefighter it's so important to be heart healthy!

Did you know that the #1 killer of Firefighters is actually heart disease?

It's an issue that just can't be taken lightly when you're in a career, or a volunteer situation that has you in high degree temps, covered in layers of heavy gear, and in strenuous and difficult situations. Being in tip-top shape is actually a benefit to your health and livelihood, and helping you be the best you can be in this often challenging job on the scene.

February is American Heart Month--so take a minute to go through this checklist to see areas you can improve your heart health and be the best You that you can be.

1. Don't smoke or use tobacco.

2. Exercise for 30 minutes most days of the week.

3. Eat a heart-healthy diet.

4. Maintain a healthy weight.

5. Get regular health screenings

(info from mayoclinic.com)

If you want an easy way to check your blood pressure from home, we sell an affordable wrist monitor here.

Try replacing high-sugar drinks with water! Check out all our water bottles and hydration options for convenient easy ways to keep hydrated on-the-go.

Use February to self-check. Are you heart healthy? Are you doing everything you can to be the best firefighter you can be? We want nothing more than to see you continuing to serve in this great industry, while keeping your own a health a priority.

If you want a great way to kickstart your healthy lifestyle, we'd love to refer you to our friends over at The First Twenty who offer an awesome wellness plan, check it out.


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