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Document ID (ISN)65954
CIS number 96-314
ISBN(s) 0-442-02068-6
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pearson J., Hayford J., Royer W.
Title Comprehensive wellness for firefighters - Fitness and health guide for fire and rescue workers
Bibliographic information Chapman & Hall, 2-6 Boundary Row, London SE1 8HN, United Kingdom, 1995. x, 358p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: GBP 29.95.
Abstract Contents of this guide: the need for high levels of fitness for fire and rescue work; risk factors for heart disease; fitness assessment; physiology of the musculoskeletal system and stretching exercises to increase flexibility; aerobic exercises and cardiovascular fitness; strength training; nutrition; body composition and weight control; abuse of alcohol, drugs and tobacco; managing stress; maintaining wellness through lifestyle management.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; physical fitness; fire services; physical fitness programmes
Descriptors (secondary) cardiovascular system; coronary diseases; drug dependence; physiology of musculoskeletal system; alcoholism; body weight; muscular strength; nutrition; manuals; mental stress; smoking
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Physical fitness programmes
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Alcohol and drug abuse