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3 Effective Strategies Wildland Firefighters can use for Better Health

Though a few extra pounds may not be an issue for the average Joe, firefighters demand much more from their bodies; the ability to perform at a very high level in very dangerous situations could mean the difference between life and death. Yet obesity/overweight rates in firefighters is staggering, far surpassing the national average... [&] over half of all firefighter deaths are due to heart disease (often related to diet and an otherwise preventable health issue). Though perhaps daunting, these facts cannot persist, so in true firefighter fashion, we are going to confront this problem head on.

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