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The First Twenty's Blog – October 2015 Archive (4)

The Definition of Insanity

The Definition of Insanity

Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  In the fire service we often use this definition to conveniently fit certain situations or our own agendas, especially when it comes to health and fitness.  We see it every day in many of our firehouses.  We make comments to one another; and maybe, just maybe, we express our…

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Added by The First Twenty on October 28, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Firefighter Nutrition: 3 Quick & Easy Tips when there’s no Time to Cook

Firefighter Nutrition:

3 Quick & Easy Tips when there’s no Time to Cook

Let’s face it; as firefighters, you don’t have loads of time to spend on meal prep. Yet, there aren’t many jobs that have higher energy demands than firefighting,…

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Added by The First Twenty on October 21, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

10 Ways to Achieve Better Work-Life Balance

10 Ways to Achieve Better Work-Life Balance

 

            It seems the only way to get ahead in our profession these days is to get behind at home. I find that I am guilty of living my life in the hamster wheel of “business as usual.” Many articles and books have and are being written about finding a healthy work/life balance. It is a widespread problem that continues to elude people, especially those of us…

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Added by The First Twenty on October 14, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Fitness testing – a necessary Good?

Fitness testing – a necessary Good?

 

Back in 2009, I was 45, had served 22 years as an Operational Firefighter, and was (JUST) passing the one mandatory fitness test a year to stay employed.

 

This was a bleep test, and I needed to hit 8.0 to pass it, but could look…

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Added by The First Twenty on October 7, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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