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First Responder Wellness Week

Every day, around the clock, our nation’s first responders give it their all. The job is uniquely rewarding. It’s also uniquely challenging, with physical, mental and emotional impacts.

First Responder Wellness Week is dedicated to providing resources, support and community to help public safety personnel better understand the mental and physical health risks that come with the job.

Join Lexipol, EMS1 and our partners from March 25-March 29, 2024, to focus on your health and promote the wellness of your personnel. Each day we’ll focus on a different theme, providing videos, webinars, articles, podcasts, shareable resources and more.

Don’t run when things get tough; follow these 3 tips instead
Could intermittent fasting be the wellness key you’ve been searching for?
Easy tips for building a personal oasis at home where you can decompress, recharge and sustain your mental wellbeing
Chest pain, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath: While panic attacks and anxiety attacks share common symptoms, they also have distinct differences
Hit your fitness goals without breaking the bank
Bryan Johnson’s biohacking protocol has gone viral – could this practice benefit your wellbeing?
By incorporating these snacks into their daily routine, paramedics and EMTs can better manage their energy levels and focus
While lots of people talk about the importance of sleep, they often do not address how to get to sleep
First responder nutrition experts share how healthy snacking, making over your food environment and mindset fuel your body for both wellness and performance. Part of First Responder Wellness Week.
Be alert to these phrases and ready to be empathetic and non-judgmental
Resiliency training and a CISM program laid a foundation for the Richmond Ambulance Authority to support its providers’ mental health
A top-tier athlete breathwork coach shares exercises to reset your mindset on and off shift
“The generalized view of the EMS and the paramedic profession is one of hope, survival and sustained life, but the paramedic’s view of themself regarding day-to-day endeavors does not always shine and glimmer with valor”
It is our responsibility to supply our bodies with the exercise and care they need to serve us efficiently
It can be challenging to set time aside to keep a healthy mind and body; here’s our top 24 wellness tips for you to concentrate on this year
Detailing the fitness and nutrition plan used to shed 95 pounds
From deadlifts to foam-rolling, these exercises will help you achieve peak performance
Exploring the distinct stressors first responders face during medical calls
Being a good listener is often more valuable than offering solutions
Our control is mostly limited to our thoughts, attitudes, actions and decisions about what steps to take next
A simple approach to selecting healthy snacks involves thinking in terms of “good, better and best”
Simple gestures, like checking in after difficult calls or noticing changes in behavior, can make a significant difference
These five strategies are designed to help you overcome exhaustion and maintain momentum toward your fitness goals
Dr. David Black, president of Wellness Solutions for Lexipol, welcomes first responders and their families to the second annual First Responder Wellness Week
Take steps to prioritize your wellness so you can better serve your community, your colleagues and your family
Through a steadfast commitment to daily steps and leaning on your support system, change is achievable
Find your inner-chef with these recipes written, compiled and taste-tested by fellow first responders
What public safety can learn from the U.S. Army’s doctrine on readiness
Hit your fitness goals without breaking the bank