Firefighters encounter continual disruptions to their eating and sleeping patterns (circadian rhythm) due to the nature of their work. This can compromise their metabolic fitness and lead them to be considered “at-risk” for metabolic diseases. This webinar will present the findings from a research study that assessed the extent of day-to-day disruption to firefighters and tested reasonable interventions involving sleep and nutrition time optimization as ways of alleviating risks for chronic diseases, without compromising job performance. The general goal of this project was to analyze the impact of time-restricted feeding on firefighters so that overall health and wellness could be promoted and the impact of shift work on firefighters could be minimized.
This research was led by the Salk Institute for Biological Studies with collaborative advisory service support from the Fire Protection Research Foundation, and funding support from a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant.
When: Tuesday, August 11, 12:30-2 p.m. Eastern Time
Presenters: Dr. Satchidananda Panda, Salk Institute
Research Foundation Webinar Series 2020 is supported by: American Wood Council; Edwards Fire & Life Safety; Johnson Controls; Telgian Engineering and Consulting; The Zurich Services Corporation