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30 days to health: Take FireRescue1’s better health challenge

Download a one-page sheet outlining the 30-day challenge; each day is focused on a key tenet of health

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Becoming a firefighter can be one of the most rewarding decisions of a person’s life, but far too often, it can also be one of the most physically and psychologically taxing.

From cardiac issues to increased risk of cancer, plus the mental impact of the job that can lead to depression and PTSD, there are several health risks that can compromise a firefighter’s ability to live a fulfilling, productive life and their ability to serve the public to the best of their ability.

Fortunately, there are several ways to get your health back on track – all rooted in four key health tenets: motivation, fitness, nutrition and sleep. Making small changes at the individual level can ultimately lead to big results for your health.

So whether you are looking to get back into fire academy shape, sleep more soundly, find more accessible ways to improve your diet, or all of the above, this 30-day challenge can help you meet your goals and feel better in your everyday life.

Let’s get started.

FR1 Video 30 Day Wellness Challenge.mp4

Congratulations on completing the challenge! Bookmark FireRescue1’s Health and Wellness section to continue your journey.

(Complete the form on this page to download a one-page sheet outlining the 30-day challenge for easy reference.)

Sarah is based in North Carolina, where she lives with her son and several rambunctious reptiles. Before taking on her current role with Lexipol, she was the staff writer for the tech website DZone and served as an assistant editor with the rural lifestyle publication GRIT Magazine. Get in touch with her at