Stress hormones and vascular function in firefighters during concurrent challenges

  title={Stress hormones and vascular function in firefighters during concurrent challenges},
  author={Heather Elizabeth Webb and Ryan S. Garten and David McMinn and Jamie L Beckman and Edmund O. Acevedo},
  journal={Biological Psychology},
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of concurrent physical and mental challenge on stress hormones and indicators of vascular function in firefighters. Twelve professional firefighters exercised at 60% VO(2max) while participating in a computerized Fire Strategies and Tactics Drill (FSTD-fire strategies condition [FSC]), and again at the same intensity without the mental challenge (EAC). No differences in the amount of work performed between conditions existed, although the FSC… CONTINUE READING


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