Taking care of your joints and musculoskeletal health throughout your life is so important – and it’s never too early to make a change, to ultimately invest in your future health.
So, we’re here to help you do just that.
Over the next three months, we will be sharing expert advice, videos, exercise tutorials, photos, real-life stories and so much more, all dedicated to improving your joint health as part of our latest health and wellbeing awareness programme.
You can find all of our exclusive content on MyFFC by registering below and joining our Healthy Joints Group, or simply by searching for #healthyjoints.
We will also be sharing a weekly round-up of all the latest content on our website and, to kick things off, here are some of the highlights from week one:
Our Director of Beneficiary Services, Sharon Bailey, introduced the new programme at the start of the week, revealing how it’s aimed at empowering you – our fire services community – with the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to make informed decisions, so that you can invest in your bones throughout your early career years, through your working life and into your later years.
Watch what she had to say here:
We also shared the link to our Healthy Joints Hub on our website, where you can find all the links to our latest content in MyFFC.
Elsewhere, we shared the first in a series of fortnightly exercise tutorial videos on MyFFC. You can watch a teaser for that below and the full video, as well as any future ones, in MyFFC here.
And we posted an introduction to musculoskeletal health conditions, which affect over 17 million people at all stages of life in the UK alone.
Our Nursing Services Lead, Kath Savage, broke down how lifestyle affects MSK conditions, the impact of age and some of the leading MSK and joint issues affecting the fire services community in MyFFC. You can read the full article below:
Remember: you can keep up with all the latest updates, content and videos in our joints campaign by joining our Healthy Joints Group in MyFFC or searching for #HealthyJoints and following the topic. Anything new will appear there and you’ll also be updated when anything is added.