4th Shift and I just wrapped up our month long #Spring4Change initiative Friday. If you’re new around these parts, you might not be aware of how intertwined mental and physical health are. We spent 6 weeks beating that drum, so today I’m going to shift gears just a bit. First off, credit where credit is due: my friend Dr. Joel Krentz shared the first video with me last fall and I’ve passed it on one by one at least 25 times at this point. So, it’s now time to share it wit
AZ talked shop with Scott Forbes about basic nutrition principles, nutrition and mental health and how she finally surpassed him on Instagram followers. We are so grateful for him taking time out of his schedule to help us support our mental health initiative. Click here for the YouTube link. Scott Forbes, PhD, is an assistant professor at Brandon University in Canada. He’s been recently tenured and promoted (congrats friend!) and he’s an outstanding and dynamic educator.
Hey there! AZ. Superhero website manager and personal assistant Lex is going to kill me for being in here because I'm pretty sure I'm about to #messmywholewebsiteup. But...I did a kick butt interview with Jacqueline Toomey from First Responder Sleep Recovery and I'm having one heck of a time getting it uploaded to IGTV. I'm hoping that it will eventually appear, but in the meantime... Here's the clickable link to the YouTube Version: https://youtu.be/KGnL7tk-4KA This is the
From AZ: This is the first in a series of articles related to the initiative #Spring4Change. This initiative is aimed at reducing first responder suicide by addressing the physical health components that are related to mental health. #Spring4Change is brought to you by @4th_Shift_Fitness and @firesqfitness. To get involved, follow our accounts on Instagram.
Dr. Allison Brager is a respected friend and world-renowned neuroscientist. She is currently deployed to New York Ci
Through the power of connection, divine intervention and social media, I’ve become friends with Elgin, Illinois Firefighter Chris Marella. Chris owns and operates 4th Shift Fitness, which is a business that aims to educate and train fire service personnel to increase their durability and decrease the potential for injuries and their associated costs. As fellow team members of the Illinois Firefighter Peer Support Team, we recognized the need to increase awareness about Fire