Stress and fatigue are some of the most common health issues affecting pilots and influencing air safety. At 12,500 – 50,000 feet above sea level, many factors lead to fatigue and degenerative changes affecting two of your body’s maintenance systems – Circulatory and Respiratory. Solid foundational health is key to having health resiliency and maintaining professional longevity.
Keeping aircraft systems, components, and equipment in top working order requires physical and mental sharpness and stamina. Most in the maintainer arena are already physically active yet probably could use information about injury avoidance and how to stay mentally solid. Some of the most common health stressors are the result of: Repetitive movements and tasks
Air ambulance and rescue is highly demanding on everyone from pilots to aircraft maintenance. As ground operations and flight support are the real-time resources for flight teams, staying at the top of your game is paramount. Desk-based work means being more sedentary while still handling enormous stressors. Some of the most common health issues are
Demanding schedules combined with numerous physiological stressors increase degenerative effects of flight crew members in Air Medical Transport. The focus here is mainly on those in rotary flight - at Sea level to 12,500 feet and how to decrease degenerative effects through simple daily habits.
By using the Five Ps model, it will be easier to check in to see how you’re doing on a daily basis. Good health comes from aggregated steps over time, just like sound investments gain dividends with the right contributions.
Perhaps you’ve gotten bored with your exercise routine over the summer. This is an ideal time to try a new class or find a different walking partner. Our bodies like variety and physical change-up.
We have an abundance of late Summer and early Fall produce at this time of year in Farmer’s markets, grocery stores and health food markets. I like to encourage people to eat seasonally. By that, I mean try to eat what’s grown in this country and your state right now.
Modernize just one area of your life that relates to your Wellbeing if you haven’t done so over the last few months. It might be easier than you think!
Summer can be a great jumping-off point to give yourself more time and space for body, mind, and soul connection. Connecting deeply within yourself and your source of wellbeing can bring you many gifts, such as the ability to quieten your mind when you start to get anxious or uncomfortable. Being able to focus on completing a task, an exercise class, or a project you’re working on can come from being able to step away from the protective impulse to quit whatever that activity is and do something else.
We’ve had many changes this Spring and Summer as COVID-19 has become part of our lives. You might be enjoying newfound health successes in spite of this unwanted intruder being around. Perhaps you’re feeling better from eating at home more. Maybe you’ve committed to sleeping more than you were previously. Perhaps you’ve started a new