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Jul
17

Smart Snacking On The Go

  Long car rides, waiting at the airport, even a trip to the movies usually calls for some typeof food to snack on. It's not that we are even hungry but most of the time, we are bored and just want something, well, to munch on. If we are not prepared for whatever adventure ahead though we reach for the nearest treat. Then before we've even realized what we have done we have eaten the whole bag, jar, box etc... You get the point right? So her...
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Jul
01

A Happy Healthy BBQ For The Win

  It is the 4 th of July weekend. The BBQ vibe is in the air. It is inevitable that you will be surrounded by loved ones and friends at least at one gathering this week. Laughter, music, and no doubt food will be at every event. Granted you cannot control everything that will be brought to the party (unless you are hosting and are so gracious as to tell everyone you will be supplying the entire event). There are so many ways to keep to your ...
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Jun
23

Avoiding Getting Sick While Traveling

  In Law Enforcement we don't always have the privilege of having holidays and weekends off, we don't always get the mental break that is needed from the day in and day out intense calls. Summer is finally here, the kids are on break, & now is when most of us make use of our precious hours saved up to go travel the world and escape the stresses of work and everyday life! We plan everything, what to bring, what to have to keep the kids bu...
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Jun
09

Beating Back Pain

  Officers can experience back pain due to a few job-related factors, sitting and standing for long periods of time without proper support for the back as well as having to wear the protective vests that add weight along with the duty belts. Not only are these belts extremely heavy but the weight of all the tools carried on it are not always evenly distributed. The equipment puts at least 25lb of extra weight added to your body. All of this ...
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May
30

Infused Water

 Water. Natures elixir. We are constantly told to drink more water, at least 8 glasses a day and to strive for at least a gallon. Our bodies run off of water and it is needed to prevent dehydration. We are well aware of the many benefits that water provides, however, we always seem to come up with an excuse as to why we don't drink enough. Some of the excuses I have heard are, "I don't have the time, I cannot drink that much, I don't have th...
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Apr
16

The Darkside Deficiencies

  In my previous post The Dark Side , I talked about some of the cons that the graveyard shift can bring. I know though from my own experience as a police dispatcher, my husband in patrol, and my other law enforcement co-workers that it can be the most exciting shift to work, well more so on the weekend's but you get my point right? Although it can be one of the most fun shifts to work and often where all the good stories are, it can also cr...
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