We are men and women who happen to have one of the most physically demanding and dangerous professions in the world. It is imperative to maintain a high physical performance level to meet these demands. But we are also mothers, fathers, husbands, and wives, who owe it to our families and friends to focus on our health now and well into our future.
Good nutrition is the backbone to leading a healthy life. Food provides our bodies with the energy, protein, essential fats, vitamins and minerals to live, grow and function properly. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health.
When we think about health, diet and exercise are typically the first things that come to mind. However, good health isn't just about the physical body, overall wellness is important. Our mind and body are interconnected and affect each other tremendously.