How can first responders reach their full potential and be maximally fit for duty? The key is to replenish the electrolytes that the body loses while on duty. The body needs electrolytes to combat dehydration, which can cause strain on the body and reduce physical performance.
In a field requiring as much muscular strength and aerobic capacity as emergency services, it is crucial to nourish the body with the proper nutrients to promote muscle growth, endurance, and recovery.
First Responders deal with physical, mental, and emotional obstacles that the average person does not usually have to face. The current pandemic is especially problematic for First Responders because they are being exposed to life-threatening infectious agents on a daily basis.
If only being physically fit as a First Responder was that simple, however. Throw long, uncertain shifts, an unhealthy diet and lack of sleep into the mix and boom – you’re going to struggle, big time.
“Part of staying healthy is learning what to eat and sustaining a well-balanced diet. This in turn can help strengthen the immune system, boost energy levels, enhance recovery and fuel the body for strenuous work."