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5 Million Steps in 12 Months

I made it. Five million steps. I have been on an intentional quest since realizing how close I was in April 2017. Six million … I would really need to up my game, but there is something catchy about being a 6 million step man.  

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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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Marking Time on Election Day

It’s election day. Go Vote! My new hobby … jumping rope (a little hard to see the black rope in this photo), but an apt¬†activity while I wait for the polls to close tonight.

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3 Things Tuesday: Give Up Any Time

Even though the 2014 lent season is drawing to a close here are three things you can give up at any time. 1. Tobacco. Of any kind. If you are already tobacco free… 2. Soda. And other foods with lots of added sugar. 3. Prolonged sitting. A few weeks ago I started wearing a Garmin […]

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Everyday EMS Athlete: Rick Stotts

EMS professionals are challenged to balance work, family, and other obligations while also staying or striving for mental and physical fitness. The Everyday EMS Athlete is a regular column to recognize and learn from other EMS professionals that are setting and meeting fitness goals. This edition was contributed by Rick Stotts. What is your EMS […]

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My First Coursera Course Completion: Grow to Greatness Part 1

Last week I finished my first Coursera course, Grow to Greatness: Smart Growth for Private Business, Part 1. The course was a combination of: Video lectures Online discussion forums Live video office hours Short quizzes Reading assignments The course finished with a multiple choice exam. A “passing score” was needed to earn this statement of […]

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Reader Tips for Staying Fit and Healthy During the Holidays

Last week in the Everyday EMS Tips newsletter I asked readers for their tips to stay fit and well during the holidays. These are a few of the many responses I received. (I added bold emphasis)¬† It was so great to hear from so many people. I am sending three contributors gift cards from Road […]

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Video: Use Moulage to Improve Exercise

Short video from Armed Forces Network on use of moulage for an EMS exercise. What are your best or favorite moulage application techniques?

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Everyday EMS Athlete Profile: Jimmy Pearson

EMS professionals are challenged to balance work, family, and other obligations while also staying or striving for mental and physical fitness. The Everyday EMS Athlete is a regular column to recognize and learn from other EMS professionals that are setting and meeting fitness goals. This edition was contributed by EMT and Talon Rescue Racing team […]

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10 Tips for EMS World Expo #EMSWorldExpo

I am leaving for EMS World Expo in Las Vegas in less than two weeks. The event is approaching fast. I have been to EMS World Expo (formerly EMS Expo) in Dallas, Atlanta, Orlando, and Las Vegas. These travel tips have served me well over the years. 1. Before you leave install the TripIt smartphone […]