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Insanity High Intensity Training: Three Things Tuesday

I just completed day 2 of week 2 of the (Amazon link) high intensity training program. This is a stark departure from my usual routines of long distance running and cycling. Why Insanity?  Last summer and fall (2012) my wife trained for and completed her first marathon. She did great! This summer, looking for something new […]

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Posts Outside the Service Area: EMS News and Updates

Some of posts, blogs, and articles that caught my attention. NAEMT updates Code of Ethics for EMS Practitioners. Print and share this at your next training meeting. Ask members to describe which each bullet point might look like in practice. Discuss how to handle different ethical dilemmas. Yesterday Rom Duckworth introduced me to Fit for […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Habit Streaking to Success

In a recent EMS1.com column I write about using a habit streaking app to accomplish health, fitness, and education goals. Turn a Goal into a Habit with a smartphone app at EMS1.com I also enjoyed this related article, Wanna Lose Weight? There is an App for That, on the Heart Healthy Runner blog.

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Alternate Posting Location: RunningMedics.com

Nick Nudell and I are working on a new blog: RunningMedics.com It is a place for us to share: Best practices and experiences in race event medicine Race recaps Product reviews Training logs Race calendar If you are a runner, aspire to run, or know a run we would welcome you to visit and share RunningMedics.com. […]

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Contemplating Chickens

For several years I have been tossing out the idea of housing a small flock of chickens (3-4 hens). I am not sure when I first had the idea or what sparked the interest. It has been mostly talk, but after a recent trip to a local farm to scavenge some blackberry canes from an […]

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Video: Burnout – interviews with paramedics #EMSWeek

This video asks paramedics: What causes burnout? How can we avoid or manage burnout? For many paramedics, EMS Week might be a reminder that they are overworked, under appreciated, under paid, and gone from home way too much. Add to that sleep deprivation, nagging back pain, and not enough time between calls to eat a […]

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2013 Boston Marathon Race Report

Note: the Boston Marathon was nearly three weeks ago. Usually I try to write a race report within hours of finishing. Because of the bombing at the finishing line many of my post marathon thoughts have been about the families impacted by death and injury that afternoon, as well as the medical responders and bystanders […]

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Gone Running | Happy Patriots’ Day

I am running to commemorate the battles of Lexington and Concord, the opening battles of the American Revolution. How are you celebrating or recognizing Patriots’ Day. Learn about Patriots’ Day (which I learned is why my kids in Wisconsin are off of school today). Runner tracking with text alert or the official marathon app (I am bib 22515)

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Counting Calories: Necessary for healthy lifestyle?

This guest post was submitted by Chris Adelman. Everyday EMS Tips always welcomes guest post submissions from EMS professionals, EMS educators, and EMS students. All others are asked to first make a contribution to the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride, see submission guidelines, before submitting a post. I appreciate Chris’ submission and his contribution to the […]

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Everyday EMS Athlete: Zachary Hilton

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 Zachary Hilton, Paramedic/Firefighter. What is your […]