Health and Wellness

Breakfast: a pre-alarm essential

Start everyday with a healthy breakfast to be energized and ready for the tasks ahead. Many EMS providers have early shift start times and long commutes, which make it even more important to eat something that is healthy and portable. Instead of drive thru fast food try eating fruit during your commute. Arrive a few minutes early so you have time for a healthy bowl of cereal, whole grain bagel with cream cheese, or yogurt mixed with granola. has 12 Smart Ideas for Breakfast On the Go.

Remember skipping breakfast will not lead to weight loss. It puts you at risk of over consuming unhealthy foods and causes you to start your day with low energy.

To make breakfast even better take a short walk, run, or bike ride before breakfast. During your exercise you will have the reward of a healthy breakfast waiting for you.

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.