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Chronic Stress part 2 for first responders, I bet you haven’t heard of this yet..

If you could pick a word/ phrase to describe the past two years as a first responder, what would it be? Mine, Burnout I did my fair share of beating myself up about it too That I didn’t handle the stress like I “should” have .. I knew betterBut I didn’t I do betterI rode …

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Movement IS Medicine, did you take your today?

Side effects may include.. 📌 Improved mood 😃📌 Increased Energy ⚡️📌 Clarity 👓📌 Internal satisfaction ❤️📌 Physical Strength 💪🏼📌 Mental Strength 📌 Radiance & Glow 💡📌 Increased creativity ✍️📌 Motivation 🔥📌 Overall wellness and Growth 🌱📌 Feeling unstoppable 🚆📌 Connection with your personal Power 💥📌 Transcending little energy ➡️ ⬆️ BIG energy WARNING ⚠️ ‼️ …

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As First Responders, just because we cant change some things does not mean we are Powerless

“First Responders, we often hear“Change what we can” 📌Improve our diet📌Exercise📌Improve sleep hygiene for when we are off shift📌Incorporate mindfulness practices📌Prioritize rest and relaxation activities off shift This matters BUT What about the things we can’t change? Like… 📌Sleep deprivation on shift📌Repeated exposure to toxins and stressful scenes📌 Unpredictable meal times📌 Being away from family …

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The Endocrine Systems role in Chronic Stress : 2nd Due

So now that we know Epi and Nor-Epi are the Nuero- hormones that play the main role in our Short term stress response Who joins the party when stress continues? CORTISOL 😀 🎉 ( gets no ❤️ but we couldn’t survive without it!) 🔹Fashionably late🔹The 2nd medic🔹2nd Due engine / water supply🔹Back up However you …

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The Chronic Stress Response for First Responders

We are brilliantly designed to handle short term stress A threat is perceived, the body chemically communicates to adapt to it, once the threat is over we return to baseline But what happens when one perceived threats end is met by a new one? What happens when we don’t get that break to return to …

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