After long hours behind a console it can be so difficult to find time for ourselves and our own personal well-being. Despite how much of a struggle it can be, it is so IMPORTANT that we take care of ourselves first. We’ve all heard the speech about taking time for ourselves, but come on, we are all so busy, who has time for that? Well we’re here to tell you, you have to MAKE time! Don’t let your own health suffer! If you aren’t well, you won’t be as effective at your job or able to serve anyone else, whether it be callers, coworkers, family friends, etc, very well. Click the following icons to check out some resources when it comes to the three areas of wellness.
Exercise is not just a way to lose weight, but is also a great way to de-stress and fight off depression. The positive benefits also include improved mood, increased energy, and increased brain and memory health.
There are many resources for different workouts and types of exercise from weightlifting to yoga to running to Pilates. A simple Google or Pinterest search can provide more than enough exercises and exercise routines. The best thing you can do to though to help improve your physical health is to….
JUST KEEP MOVING!
Whether it’s a walk around the block, bike riding with your kids, or even marching in place while you watch your favorite TV show or stand behind the radio, just moving is a HUGE step in the right direction.
We as dispatchers are sometimes the most stubborn when it comes to admitting we need help ourselves We want to make sure we, as dispatchers and people, are all taken care of. If you or anyone you know is struggling, please use the following list of sites to find help. Reach out!
911 Recovers LLC
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Safe Call Now
Staying Fit With Dispatch
When it comes to eating well and eating right, two of the main ideas are eating less calories than we burn, and eating more whole “clean” foods, instead of processed ones. Using this guideline will help you fuel your body with the right foods.
There are so many diets, tips, tricks, do’s and don’t’s out there that it’s hard to understand some of it. The important thing is that we are fueling our bodies with good foods, and being active. It is so easy to slip into a sedentary lifestyle in our jobs that we have to be proactive about our health.
If you’re looking to start a new way of eating, be sure to check with your doctor or a nutritionist and get professional advice to help you make the best decision. We want to use this page to share basic information to help you make better nutrition choices and understand some of the facts of nutrition.