Health - Physical and Mental Fitness

Health - Physical and Mental Fitness

The Police Health - Physical and Mental Fitness topic provides cops with videos, training drills and expert advice to help ensure the officer’s head is straight and body is strong. Complete physical and psychological fitness - through regular trips to the gym, five-mile runs, and conversations with the police psychologist - is critical for an officer to perform the job to maximum potential.
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February 09, 2016
Think like a boxer: 4 key elements of success in policing PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Think like a boxer: 4 key elements of success in policing

After a decade as a law enforcement professional and an active amateur boxer, I have come to recognize key similarities between the two - Full Story
February 03, 2016
How cops can maximize performance by integrating mental and physical training Dr. Michael Asken - Mental Toughness for Law Enforcement

How cops can maximize performance by integrating mental and physical training

Functional conditioning is training that not only maximizes physical performance, but does so with skills that mimic and can be applied in actual tactical situations - Full Story
January 27, 2016
How LEOs can overcome negativity in 8 steps Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski - More Than A Cop

How LEOs can overcome negativity in 8 steps

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one therapeutic treatment modality developed to teach people how to identify and overcome negative thought processes - Full Story
January 27, 2016
4 principles cops can use to overcome negativity and negative thoughts Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski - More Than A Cop

4 principles cops can use to overcome negativity and negative thoughts

No one is immune to dark thoughts and impulses. Everyone is unique, however, in how frequently they allow these thoughts to intrude and what they do with them when they do - Full Story
January 21, 2016
Suicide intervention: How cops can avoid getting sued Mike Wood - Tactical Analysis

Suicide intervention: How cops can avoid getting sued

With such difficult and complex legal traps and hurdles to overcome, it becomes legally perilous for officers to intervene in suicidal situations - Full Story
January 12, 2016
Face it, you’re a thrill seeker: How cops can find a healthy balance Mike Boyle - Firearms Training and Tactics

Face it, you’re a thrill seeker: How cops can find a healthy balance

We may be in the profession to help our fellow man, but the bottom line is that we’re thrill seekers, and there’s nothing wrong with that - Full Story
January 11, 2016
9 keys for taking a tactical approach to your fitness plan George Vrotsos - Premeditated Fitness

9 keys for taking a tactical approach to your fitness plan

New Year’s resolutions often involve new gym memberships or recommitments to existing ones, but too many people fail to follow through for the whole year — here are nine keys to achieving your goals - Full Story
January 06, 2016
Who is that voice on the other side of the radio? Melissa Mann - The Voice on the Radio

Who is that voice on the other side of the radio?

Though those voices on the other side of the radio are nearly ubiquitous, many officers don’t know a lot about their dispatchers - Full Story
December 22, 2015
How cops can stay positive despite constant exposure to negativity Laura King - Women in Command

How cops can stay positive despite constant exposure to negativity

While police work is unique in many ways, the solution to resolving the problem of unhappiness is universal - Full Story
December 16, 2015
6 proactive steps to maintaining officers' mental health Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

6 proactive steps to maintaining officers' mental health

You'd take a bullet for your fellow cops — how about helping them handle the psychological stresses of the job? - Full Story



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Health - Physical and Mental Fitness Columnists

Maintaining Your Mental Edge Maintaining Your Mental Edge
with Dr. Dorothy McCoy
Premeditated Fitness Premeditated Fitness
with George Vrotsos
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