Shift work can cause adverse health effects, and the nature of paramedic work places paramedics at a higher risk of unhealthy eating and poor physical fitness. Healthier lifestyle choices, including increased physical activity and healthy eating can help to reduce the risk of adverse health effects on paramedics.
Kent, Grainne; Mason, Paige; and Batt, Alan, "Eat, Sleep and be Healthy A Paramedic's Guide to Healthier Shift Work" (2016). Faculty & Staff Publications - Public Safety. 8.