Review Article

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors, Musculoskeletal Health, Physical Fitness, and Occupational Performance in Firefighters: A Narrative Review

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Flow diagram illustrating the relationship between CVD risk factors, musculoskeletal health, physical fitness, and occupational performance in firefighters. (a) Indicates an unfit firefighter performing the stair climb test with much difficulty, and representing decreased occupational performance; (b) indicates a fit firefighter performing the stair climbtest with ease, representing optimal occupational performance. Black lines indicate cardiovascular disease risk factors; red lines indicates cardiovascular health and all related outcomes; blue lines indicate musculoskelatal health and all related outcomes; green lines indicate physical fitness and all related outcomes; purple lines indicate occupational performance and all related outcomes.