Hello and welcome. As a firefighter, you know that being in good shape is crucial to doing an effective job. Working a hectic schedule and spending long spans of time in the firehouse can make it difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle, however. Use these tips to stay healthy and fit.

{marker} Creating a nutritious diet can be difficult when you’re living in a firehouse stocked with sugary snacks, unhealthy group dinners and takeout menus. Instead of indulging in these temptations, try packing healthy meals ahead of time. Knowing you have delicious and nutritious options at the ready, you’ll be less likely to snack on junk food.

{marker} When it comes to working out, you should use your down time to build strength and sneak in some exercise. Even if you only have 20 minutes available, grab some weights and do a quick routine. Every little bit helps!

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