Attend a Health and Wellness Advocate Workshop this Winter

Thursday, 03 February 2011

The National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program is bringing its Health and Wellness Advocate Workshop to North Dakota, West Virginia, and Louisiana this February and March. First responders who attend the free workshop will learn how to start a sound health and fitness program within their department and motivate their fellow first responders to adopt heart-healthy behaviors.

The NVFC launched the Health and Wellness Advocate program to combat the leading cause of line-of-duty firefighter deaths - heart disease - by creating health and fitness advocates within fire/EMS departments. As Health and Wellness Advocates, participants will be equipped to encourage, motivate, and assist their fellow fire and emergency personnel to adopt heart-healthy behaviors.
The free, two-day Health and Wellness Advocate Workshop is taught by ACE-certified instructors from L&T Health and Fitness, an award-winning fitness and health management company. The workshop mixes classroom components with hands-on learning to provide participants with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed as a Health and Wellness Advocate.

Upcoming events include:

North Dakota 57th Annual State Fire School
Minot, ND
February 25-26, 2011
Sissonville Fire & Rescue School
Sissonville, WV
March 5-6, 2011

Health and Wellness Advocate Workshop
Lafayette, LA
March 19-20, 2011

Make sure to also stop by the Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program booth at the shows in North Dakota and West Virginia. The interactive booth includes several components designed to encourage health awareness and motivate attendees to focus on their health. Take advantage of complimentary cholesterol and glucose levels screenings. Face off against other first responders in a fun and energetic fitness challenge using Wii Fit™. Pick up valuable resources to help you succeed in getting and staying heart-healthy.
Stay tuned for more trade show and Health and Wellness Workshop dates and locations on the Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program web site.


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