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The stressful nature of EMS can challenge providers’ bodies, putting them more at risk for a range of dangerous illnesses. Supporting members’ mental and physical wellbeing promotes career longevity while decreasing the risk of work-related injury.

In this installment of The EMS Burnout Repair Kit series, The Boston EMS Peer Support Unit discuss their approach to provider mental and physical health through:

  • Fitness, including a demonstration from Yoga for First Responders
  • Healthy eating habits
  • Customized workouts for members at all fitness levels
  • Injury prevention through stretching and strengthening