Health and Wellness

As a junior firefighter, you are preparing for a lifetime of involvement in a physically demanding field. The choices you make can benefit you now and in the future. Why? Because healthy habits, including eating right and being physically active, can help you feel good, look good, and do your best in school, work, junior firefighting, and sports. Starting healthy habits now might also help you prevent diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoporosis, stroke, and some cancers when you are older.

Now is the time to take charge of your health. Making even small changes for the better will help you look and feel your best!

Utilize these resources to help you get started:

Sources: Medline PlusNational Junior Firefighter Program

Articles from the National Junior Firefighter Program:

Stay Smoke-free for Your Health

Know the Facts about Underage Drinking

National Firefighter Health Week 2009: Keep Your Heart, Mind, and Body Strong