Ashburn, VA (PRWEB) September 12, 2012
Especially after events like September 11th, most people would think firefighters’ health risks would be associated with running into burning buildings. However, most people would be surprised to learn that 45% of firefighter’s on-duty deaths come from heart disease.
What is the best way to prevent this stress related disease? According to the Mayo Clinic, physical activity can reduce your chances of developing other conditions that may put a strain on your heart, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. It also reduces stress, which may be a factor in heart disease.
So, a local Ashburn business, NuFit Studio informed Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Fire Chief Miguel Quijano, they will donate $2,000 of personal training services to the Department. Ashburn Volunteer firefighters and staff have the option of:
"We want to avoid these stress related deaths, because they put themselves at risk helping us," says NuFit Studio Co-owner April King.