Health & Fitness

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  • Building a Brawny Brain

    That age-related cognitive decline was inevitable for most people has long been taken for granted. But maybe it’s not so inevitable, after all. Advances in our understanding of the brain and how to keep it healthy may empower many of us to take charge...

    Article • April 16th, 2014

  • The Dangers of & Avoiding Fatigue

    While it’s normal and arguably acceptable ( in LE) to go days and even weeks without getting a full 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep, the effects on your body are no less lethal. Research clearly shows us that insufficient sleep, interrupted sleep or...

    Article • April 14th, 2014

  • Getting Past On-Duty Injuries

    Suffering a physical injury can lead to feelings of rage, disbelief, fear, inadequacy, or depression. Once restored to full duty, officers can still suffer the emotional effects of an on-duty injury, and these can hinder effectiveness or endanger the...

    Article • April 2nd, 2014

  • Gym Design on a Dime

    How old is your agency or home gym? Modern day equipment isn't as expensive as some think; and some of what's necessary isn't often considered.

    Article • March 10th, 2014

  • Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body

    At one time or another we all heard this mantra, so we pushed ourselves through the pain and kept going. The older you get the less you believe this but between the PT instructors, DI’s and SCAT trainers LEO’s as a whole have been taught to just...

    Article • February 10th, 2014

  • Can You Shoot A Cannon Out of a Canoe?

    Step into any BLET class, academy or dojo and the very first thing taught are stances; stances that help you to have better balance, generate more kicking or striking power and stances to help you with better weapon accuracy.

    Article • January 13th, 2014

  • Got A Spare Tire?

    The hoildays are over. Your spare tire has grown. Now what?

    Article • January 6th, 2014

  • Sitting Is The New Disease

    Hours of sitting while on patrol can have a lasting impact on your health and fitness

    Article • December 9th, 2013

  • Use of Force Fitness

    Practice your techniques as much as you exercise for fitness. The competent combination thereof is what will make you more successful once the hands-on confrontation is in play.

    Article • November 11th, 2013

  • Getting Older, Staying Fit

    No matter what your age (or assignment), there’s a good chance that you’re not quite in the same shape you were when you got out of the academy. If regular exercise has eluded you lately, start with doing something you like to do anyway.

    Article • September 20th, 2013

  • What Every Officer Needs to Know About Strokes

    Studies show that 93% of the population knows that sudden numbness on one side as a symptom of stroke. However, only 38% were aware of all five of the major symptoms and knew to call 9-1-1 when someone was having a stroke. Where do you stand on the stroke...

    Article • September 12th, 2013

  • Invest In The Health Of Your People

    Now we all understand the importance of training; as a trainer I totally understand that and so do you. But, how is training the required tasks of the job (which is necessary) “investing” in your assets?

    Article • September 10th, 2013

  • The Best Stretch Ever

    I have been a therapist, trainer and strength coach for 16 years and just learned this stretch a few years ago and it quickly became my go to tool.

    Article • August 12th, 2013

  • Warning! Put Down That Energy Drink

    Learn about other ways to boost energy levels naturally.

    Article • August 5th, 2013

  • Career Fitness Maintenance

    Talk to any chief or sheriff, go to any conference or simply scan the media and you will quickly realize that as a profession we are consistently lowering the bar as it pertains to officer fitness and physical ability.

    Article • July 9th, 2013

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