Dec 16, 2022
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 »

Dec 16, 2022
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 »

Dec 7, 2022
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 »

Aug 16, 2022
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 »

Jul 8, 2022
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 »

Jun 2, 2022
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 »

Jun 1, 2022
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 »

May 31, 2022
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 »