Overweight in American firefighters

To firefighter could carry a heavy extinguisher, hose, ax and other fire-fighting equipment, he must be in a good physical shape. However, firefighters, just as people of other professions are prone to overweight. So, many of them have the body shape far from perfect.

According to some data, the number of American firefighters who suffer from overweight reaches 70%. The report of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that the level of obese workers of the Fire Department in the United States is higher than total level of obesity in the USA.

A disappointing statistics published in the CDC report demonstrates that the risk of occupational injuries in obese firefighters is much higher than in their colleagues with normal body weight.

Most American firefighters gain extra weight because of different reasons:

• Eating fast food and irregular diet
• Excessive physical and psychological load

American firefightersOften, firefighters have dinner right before sleep. In this case, even daily exercises do not help to prevent overweight.

Despite the fact that you can only become a firefighter after you undergo some serious muscular, endurance, physical strength, agility and coordination tests, officers from fire and rescue department do not pay sufficient attention on prevention of obesity among their frontline employees.

 
The problem is exacerbated by the fact that there are no official standards in the USA to be met by fire service employee (strength, endurance, weight height ratio). Therefore, no measures to prevent obesity among firefighters can change this situation significantly.

Another problem is that over 70% of firefighters in the USA are volunteers. Hence, strict requirements towards potential and current U.S. fire department employees may cause a serious lack of fire and rescue service personnel.

The most effective methods to prevent obesity are rational diet and regular physical exertion. If these means are ineffective to take the body weight under control and there are signs of overweight or progressive obesity, diet pills can be prescribed.

Phentermine is the most prescribed anti-obesity drug in the USA. Diet pills containing this anorexigenic agent are sold at the U.S. pharmacies under proprietary names Phentermine Hydrochloride, Suprenza and Adipex. Besides that, Phentermine anorexigenic agent is found in the combined anti-obesity drug Qsymia, which was approved by the FDA in 2012.

Phentermine-containing drugs may cause dizziness, nervousness, insomnia, hypertension, nausea and vomiting. Therefore, if an overweight person has a potentially dangerous profession (such as firefighter), he can take Phentermine pills and continue working only if side effects of Phentermine do not compromise the fulfillment of professional responsibilities.

The most pronounced side effects occur during the first weeks of using Phentermine. After that side effects usually subside and cause no physical or psychological discomfort. If you want to use Phentermine pills to cure obesity, but you have never taken them, you may ask any questions by email before purchasing Phentermine online.

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