The Relationship between Stress & EMS Providers

About 30 percent of first responders develop mental health disorders, including depression, Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as compared with 20 percent in the ... more »

Physical Impact of Stress on Tactical Athletes

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an important public health and military problem since PTSD symptoms are thought to occur in as many as 15 to 20% of individuals exposed to combat.  Ho... more »

Fuel Timing to Optimize Performance

Meal and nutrient timing can be key components of a tactical athlete’s performance and recovery. When it comes to performance, oftentimes the minor details lead to major payoffs.  Pre-, int... more »

The 4 C’s of Emotional & Mental Control

For the tactical athlete, there is always a great deal of stress present. It starts in the preparation or training phase and continues into ‘live’ situations. Unlike sport athletes that have a... more »

Nutritional Support for Injury & Recovery

The main goals of nutrition during recovery from an injury are to preserve lean mass and strength, promote healing, maintain energy balance, reduce inflammation, and stay on track for a projected ret... more »

Spiritual Readiness: The Missing Link of the H2F Program?

When the term spiritual is brought up, it’s often associated with a connection to a higher power. But that is only part of the definition in the eyes of the Army. They see spirituality as an indivi... more »