Protein Guidelines for Emergency Response Units

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of protein is 0.8 grams per body weight. However, the Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range (AMDR) of 10-35% total calories for protein more accurately r... more »

Vitamin D & the Tactical Athletic Performer

A recent research review published in the journal Physical Activity and Nutrition found that having healthy vitamin D levels correlated positively with athletic performance in endurance spo... more »

Nutrition Guidance for Military & First-Responders

In addition to exercise, proper nutrition plays a major role in maintaining total fitness. Good dietary habits greatly enhance your ability to perform at your maximum potential. Eating a variety of f... more »

Combatting Stress with Nutrition & Post-Workout Recovery

Practice makes perfect, right? But how do you make your practice…perfect?  Every tactical athlete participates in workouts that prepare them for active service. They work on skills and spen... more »

Body Mass & the Soldier’s Fitness Level

The Department of Defense recently updated its 20-year-old policy that establishes body composition and physical fitness standards for active-duty service members to ensure optimal physical readiness... more »

Nutritional Guide for EMTs

Whether an EMT or a firefighter, finding the time to eat healthily can be a challenge. From getting up early, working long hours, and never knowing when you'll be able to have a few minutes to yourse... more »

3 Tips for Incorporating a Tactical Diet

Though easy enough, eating clean takes discipline — especially when unhealthy options are seemingly always at arm's reach. A recent article from highlighted a few ways to incorp... more »

Study: Muscle-Strengthening Activities May Lower Risk of Mortality

According to a recent study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, regular engagement in muscle-strengthening activities, such as resistance training, may lower the risk of all-cause mortality, c... more »