Fit To Thrive Program Overview WebinarIAFF F2T Webinar delivered in collaboration with Performance Redefined on April 13, 2022.
Regular exercise is one of the best ways to prevent (and treat) many of the chronic conditions impacting fire fighters’ lives. However, education and mandated fitness programs alone do not work. Emerging evidence highlights the need for behavioral solutions to improve the physical activity habits of fire fighters. The IAFF has launched FIT TO THRIVE, a comprehensive program designed to help more fire fighters be more active more often. This webinar will provide an overview of the program and how it can help.
More Fire Fighters. More Active. More Often. WebinarIAFF F2T Webinar delivered in collaboration with Performance Redefined on April 28, 2022.
Those who exercise report fewer poor mental health days and fewer PTSD symptoms. Regular exercise lowers the risk of at least 13 cancers and improves the fitness and overall quality of life of people living with cancer. Exercise can combat the ill effects of obesity, and regardless of the type or intensity, it can increase sleep quality. Unfortunately, many fire fighters are not active enough to see these benefits. This webinar will outline several practical strategies to help improve the physical activity habits of fire fighters.
Fit for Duty vs Fit for Life WebinarIAFF F2T Webinar delivered in collaboration with Performance Redefined on May 27, 2022.
While fire fighters must have the physical capacity to meet the demands of the job, being physically fit is not synonymous to being physically active. In other words, the benefits to losing 30lbs stem largely from the habits that are established to maintain weight loss over time. Likewise, becoming ‘fit for duty’ will rely on the habits created to become physically active. This webinar will highlight the steps that can be taken to become fit for life, and in turn fit for duty, at any stage of a fire fighter’s career.
The Wellness-Fitness Initiative RevistedIAFF F2T Webinar delivered in collaboration with Performance Redefined on June 17, 2022.
To assess the extent to which members have improved well-being, we must examine the choices they make, the actions they take and the behaviors they exhibit over time. We should all strive to BREATHE better (be more mindful), EAT better (eat real food), MOVE better (be more active), SLEEP better (create a sleep routine), and CONNECT better (build meaningful relationships). This webinar will revisit the aims of the WFI and point to emerging opportunities to better address the wellness needs of fire fighters.
Fire Fighter Injuries are not just a Fire Ground ProblemIAFF F2T Webinar delivered in collaboration with Performance Redefined on July 13, 2022.
Fire Fighters injuries are not just a fire ground problem. In fact, the most common injuries – those to the knees, back, and shoulders – occur while training, exercising, and performing station-related activities. This webinar will review the scope of the injury problem, discuss how fire fighter injuries occur, and highlight opportunities that exist to reduce the risk of injury and any associated costs. Several practical tips will also be shared to help every fire fighter stay injury-free throughout their career.