Dump Read: Habits

Understanding the habit loop Changing your behaviour starts with understanding how habits form. Habits often form without us knowing and are responsible for a large portion of our daily lives. The habit loop consists of 3 parts: The cue The routine The reward When we perform a behaviour enough times the brain learns to run …

Your Start Point Influences Your Path; It Doesn’t Dictate Your Endpoint

What your diet or exercise routine (or lack thereof) looks like today doesn’t mean anything with regards to what it will look like in three months, a year or five years from now.  What you’re doing today simply determines your start point. Thinking about what “perfect” looks like can be intimidating, which is why I …

Should Firefighters Train Like Athletes?

A career as a firefighter is a demanding one.  Often times firefighters, police, EMS and military personnel are referred to as tactical or industrial athletes.  Their fitness levels are often compared to those of professional athletes.  Is this a fair comparison?  Well, that’s hard to say. Looking at firefighters specifically, we know that they could …