Regular exercise can improve our physical, psychological and social well-being and is recommended as one of the first options to treat and prevent the chronic conditions that are afflicting too many fire fighters. But education and incentives are not the answer for everyone. Emerging evidence highlights the need for behavioral solutions and an appreciation for fire fighters’ capabilities, opportunities and motivation to improve their physical activity habits. For example, fire fighters with high levels of motivation may struggle to be active in the presence of poor social support and limited access to equipment. Conversely, fire fighters with limited exercise knowledge and poor motivation may exercise regularly because they follow a specific routine. Understanding why somebody is (not) active is as important as knowing what they like to do, and will ultimately provide insight on how to best influence their behavior. This workshop will discuss how to influence fire fighters’ physical activity habits and share 4 tips to promote positive change.
Continuing Education Credits (CECs)
Attendees who currently hold an FPS, PFT or WFA designation within the Fit To Thrive program will be awarded 2 F2T CECs. These CECs will be automatically applied to attendees’ membership profile following the workshop.
Attendees who are not currently members of the Fit To Thrive program will be granted membership as a Wellness-Fitness Ambassador (WFA) and awarded a WFA certificate