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Getting the right amount and the right kind of exercise provides numerous benefits for physical fitness and overall health. Alongside a smart diet, exercise can improve cardiovascular health and improve mood. But can CBD and working out make the right combination? The simple answer is yes. CBD, in its various formulas and delivery methods, can help you maximize your workouts. And some topical CBD products contain approved, active pain-relief compounds for sore muscles and joints. A growing number of fitness enthusiasts and athletes turn to CBD topical lotions and gels, tinctures, edibles, and capsules for faster recovery from strenuous activities, better sleep, and many other reported...

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Grip strength plays a vital role in being a First Responder. Even if you aren’t interested in Popeye forearms there are several other compelling reasons to spend a little time on your grip. Mortality There is a direct correlation to grip strength and risk of mortality, a study out of McMaster University in Hamilton named PURE – Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiological Study – looked at a variety of factors over multiple years, one among them being grip strength. The researchers found that every 11 lb. decrease in strength correlated to a 17 percent increase in risk of dying by...

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Finding consistency at the gym can be a challenge. We lead busy lives and between work, school, family, social engagements there’s not much left over. That’s why creating a routine is so pivotal for finding success in our training, there will always be distractions, but creating a habit will allow you to remain firm and consistent no matter what life throws at you. Let's look at the 3 Ps. Purpose – This process will not be easy or comfortable and if you are truly committed you need to know how and why you are motivated to make the change. It...

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If you commit to something long enough there will be times when you don’t feel like being there. It’s okay, those days happen. We’re here to help you avoid them with this week’s breakdown. Pick A Goal “In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.” – Henry David Thoreau Life is chaotic, we’re constantly being pulled in different directions and having a solid and concrete goal provides us with a focus point and a reason for each decision you make. If your goal for Monday morning is to deadlift 500 lbs you are far more likely to...

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Exposure to cancer-causative agents in firefighting likely occurs on the fireground as well as in the aftermath of firefighting activity, particularly if clothing is not cleaned. Firefighters often complain that following a working structural fire, their work uniforms, underclothing, hair and even their skin can continue to smell like smoke, sometimes even after repeated showers. The fact is that fire smoke, which consists of particles, easily penetrates into the clothing ensemble. The problem is the unburned carbon that makes up the bulk of those particles, since the irregularly shaped, highly porous carbon particles adsorb and can continue to carry toxic...

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