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Texas DPS to Start Tracking Troopers' Waistlines

March 9, 2018
Beginning this month, the Texas Department of Public Safety will begin recording the height, weight and "waist [belly] measurement" of its 4,297 commissioned officers during their routine physical readiness tests to determine if they are obese.

Video: Denver Police Physical Therapist Treats Officers, Saves City Millions

March 6, 2018
Police officers in Denver have a new way to get healthy if they are injured now that there is a physical therapist on staff. Daniel Jonte treats officers who are hurt both on duty and off duty.

Denver Police Physical Therapist Treats Officers, Saves City Millions

March 6, 2018
Police officers in Denver have a new way to get healthy if they are injured now that there is a physical therapist on staff. He treats officers who are hurt both on duty and off duty. More Here.

Taking Care of Yourself

March 2, 2018

It's often said of moms, but it's also true of officers: you can't take care of others if you don't first take care of yourself.

IL Officer Who Received Heart Transplant Thankful for Medical Care, Organ Donors

November 15, 2017
Officer James Williams received a heart transplant after living with heart failure for over a decade. He is back on duty and grateful to be healthy.

The Toy

November 6, 2017

Play is one of the essential elements of a healthy life, so make time for it.

4 Pillars of Police Health

October 14, 2017

Stress is the cop killer you can beat, if you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

WA Police to Add Suppressors to Rifles to Prevent Hearing Damage

October 13, 2017
Rifles carried by Spokane, WA, police on patrol will soon be equipped with suppressors, a move the department says will protect officers and civilians from hearing damage.

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

September 5, 2017

The philosophy of high-intensity physical training meshes well with officers' schedules and performance needs, and it is a gateway to peak performance and resilience.

Eat Real Food

June 16, 2017

What you eat not only fuels your physical activity, it also keeps your mind sharp and focused.

Tactical Strength

May 12, 2017

Strength is the component that allows all other elements of fitness to prosper, and for the tactical athlete, tactical strength is an absolute must.

Drink More Water

March 13, 2017

Fortunately, there are many things officers can do to get themselves in a better position to perform at a high level during their shifts. One is to hydrate properly.

LEOs' Exposure to Stressful Situations Could Increase Heart Disease Risk, Study Says

February 8, 2017
A study of more than 300 members of the Buffalo Police Department suggests that highly stressful events may be associated with disturbances of the normal awakening cortisol pattern. That can leave the officers vulnerable to disease.

Box Breathing

January 4, 2017

Box Breathing has been around for many years and has been utilized by professional athletes, fighters, elite military personnel, and law enforcement officers.

Just Take a Deep Breath

December 5, 2016

In time, and with practice, you can apply your breathing practice as a response to stress and to help with emotional regulation even when responding to high-priority radio calls and after critical incidents.

Sleep: A Legal PED for Law Enforcement

November 7, 2016

How much sleep are you getting? When you are in law enforcement, the answer is most likely "not enough." But the best performance-enhancing drug is getting enough sleep per night as consistently as possible.

Officer Fitness: Peak Performance and Recovery Training

September 1, 2016

There are science-based methods that have been developed to help manage the physical and mental stresses placed on high-level athletes and these methodologies can be adapted to help manage the physical and mental stresses that are placed upon you by this profession.

Staph: The Hidden Training Hazard

April 1, 2009

Responsible for 18,650 deaths nationwide a year—150 percent as many deaths as caused by AIDS—the monster is microscopic, extremely aggressive, and damned difficult to kill. The monster is a microbe called Staphylococcus.

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