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Health and Wellness

Insanity High Intensity Training: Three Things Tuesday

I just completed day 2 of week 2 of the (Amazon link) high intensity training program. This is a stark departure from my usual routines of long distance running and cycling. Why Insanity?  Last summer and fall (2012) my wife trained for and completed her first marathon. She did great! This summer, looking for something new […]

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Reader Question: First Marathon and Heart Rate

Reader Question about heart rate and marathon running A reader, flight paramedic, and first time marathon runner wrote this week, “I have my first marathon this Fall. About 2 weeks ago I got a heart rate monitor watch. My question is “What HR should I run this marathon at?” My goal is to finish – […]

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EMS Tips

Top Tips: Pulse Check #VitalSigns

1. Start with gentle palpation 2. Locate the radial pulse by first finding the distal end of the radius 3. Use two or three fingers lightly applied to the patient’s wrist 4. Slightly extend the patient’s wrist to bring the radial artery closer to the skin 5. Count for at least 30 seconds 6. Let […]

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Health and Wellness

Everyday EMS Athlete Profile: Brian Manners

EMS professionals are challenged to balance work, family, and other obligations while also staying or striving for mental and physical fitness. The Everyday EMS Athlete is a regular column to recognize and learn from other EMS professionals that are setting and meeting fitness goals. This edition was contributed by Firefighter/Medical First Responder and Polar Ambassador […]