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