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Are you moving forward in 2018?

How are you coming on your New Year’s resolutions? About a month ago you might have proclaimed a stellar goal for 2018 to family or friends or made a silent oath to yourself to make an improvement or accomplish something big. Perhaps you committed to eating healthier, losing 10 pounds, learning more about STEMI treatment […]

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Get Outside

A few minutes outside – slowly walking, sitting – is relaxing and restorative.

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Breast Cancer Dump Truck #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth

When everything is pink, nothing is pink. We saw three of these dump trucks – likely headed to some massive mining operation – being hauled across Wyoming in late August. This angle gives a better look at how massive this bucket is.

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Just short of 5 million steps

I wear a Garmin Vivoactive to track my steps while walking and running. I have been tracking my steps since May of 2013 and pay attention to my daily, weekly and monthly step count. Recently I have begun to ponder my 12-month step count with a goal of 5 million steps. From May 1, 2016 […]

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The Code Green Campaign – #SavingPublicSafety

You are not alone. If you need help The Code Green help and resources page has links and numbers for immediate mental health assistance.

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Books for Paramedics and EMTs

Find books for the paramedics and EMTs on your shopping list in the Everyday EMS Bookstore. Start with my Top 9 and also check out all of the other books by paramedics. Or if you need a break from shopping take a break with the EMS1 Christmas collection. Need more book ideas. Check out these posts: 15 […]

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Video: Jump Roping for Everyday EMS Fitness

Jump roping has become my new hobby, go to stress reliever, running warm-up or short burst of midday exercise. Because all you need is a rope, a bit of space and intensity can be varied to the user jump roping is a great everyday EMS fitness activity. Watch this video for some quick instructions.

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Hearts Cutthroat

Hearts is an easy to play, easy to learn and fun card game for groups of three or more. It is also a staple evening game at our deer camp. We developed and tested a new version of hearts – cutthroat! Credit to Dennis S. for this fantastic variation to keep the game lively for […]

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Hometown Pride: Green Circle Trail

The Green Circle Trail is accessible about a half-mile from my house. From their I can run, walk and bike throughout my hometown, Stevens Point. The Green Circle Trail is a great community treasure. Come visit or relocate to central Wisconsin.

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Fall is Wonderful

If Fall lasted longer I might get tired of this view. But since the leaves change color so quick and drop so fast I savor every minute.