Fit and Healthy

19 Jan

Coming from a medical background I can confidently say that not all of the people involved in medicine are the fittest or healthiest members of our community. Long hours combined with accumulated fatigue and easy access to fast food can be the undoing of some in the profession, then there are the others, the one’s that seem to be able to fit in extra shifts, massive study loads and extreme sports.

I was lucky enough a while ago to shoot some stills to promote a team of South Australian Paramedics entry in the National Adventure Racing championships. This form of extreme sport requires competitors to master several disciplines including kayaking and mountain biking and to race over some of the roughest country Australia has. Competing in teams of four, they have to overcome not only the physical hardships but also the mental demons that come when you push yourself to the very edge.

These young blokes seem to take all this in their stride so effortlessly and knowing this reinforces my confidence in the quality of paramedics on our roads today.

These shots were taken near the estuary at Port Noarlunga, and the guys were forced to run, jump, paddle and ride, time and time again in quickly diminishing light to get the shots they needed.  

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3 Responses to “Fit and Healthy”

  1. ksmahoney January 19, 2012 at 2:13 am #

    I love the pics! My husband is an EMT and it’s cool to see others in the medical field be so active.
    Sara from http://www.losingtogether.com

  2. wartica January 19, 2012 at 2:20 am #

    That looks like some intense training; not only the physical training but also the working and the studying aspects as well.

  3. wartica January 19, 2012 at 2:21 am #

    Great post and I look forward to sharing more with you:))

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