Firefighters can expend upwards of 6200 calories per day during rigorous operations. Therefore, what they eat, when they eat, and how much they eat become extremely important factors that must be taken in to consideration by not only the firefighters themselves but also fire managers. Dr. Brent Ruby, director of the Montana Center for Work Physiology and Exercise Metabolism and professor in UM’s Health and Human Performance Department, joins the podcast to discuss this critically important topic.
While some stress can be important, chronic stress can affect brain size, structure, and how it functions.
Whether you’re getting together for a sporting event, birthday celebration, or just for fun, everyone loves some party snacks. Check out this library of healthy snacks that will curb hunger without all the calories!
In this episode of “On the Line”, University of Montana exercise physiologist Dr. Chuck Dumke is joined by wood smoke researcher Dr. Tony Ward from the University of Montana’s School of Public and Community Health Sciences to discuss some of the science behind wood smoke, its health risks, and strategies to better manage exposures, both for firefighters and members of the general public.
The Olympics are not only an amazing display of the world’s top athletes, but also an incredible display of dedication, determination, and willpower! Watch Kerri Strug’s amazing Gold Metal, one-legged, vault landing from the 1996 Olympics and get motivated!
Mental wellness is key for firefighter health, safety and performance. Learn the basics of meditation and give it a try today!
For the 75th Anniversary of Smokejumping, The Smokey Generation gathered stories from former smokejumpers. Check them out!
Practicing yoga will not only aid in relaxation, but it will also improve strength, flexibility, and much more! Check out the guys over at Red Bull getting their yoga on!
In this episode of On the Line, University of Montana biomechanist Matt Bundle and clinical psychology doctoral student Patty O’Brien join the podcast to discuss the concept of recovery and how it relates to wildland firefighters. Some of the science behind recovery is examined, and the roles of rest, sleep, and nutrition are also reviewed.
Pushing past devastating injuries, Navy SEAL veteran Daniel Cnossen earns master’s degree, trains for the 2018 Winter Paralympics, and continues pushing himself to new benchmarks!