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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October 13, 2015
How I fought PTSD by understanding it PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

How I fought PTSD by understanding it

I hope what I’ve written here can help another LEO one day overcome their own battle with PTSD - Full Story
October 08, 2015
How a police chaplaincy can help cops and civilians PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

How a police chaplaincy can help cops and civilians

The key to a successful departmental chaplaincy is contact — there must be enough chaplains strategically placed who are artful in “reaching out and touching someone” - Full Story
October 06, 2015
One cop's road to better heart health and physical wellness Mark St.Hilaire - Your Health

One cop's road to better heart health and physical wellness

I went from being at fairly high risk of suffering a heart attack, to being a low risk of having that happen to me — and not only did I make my heart healthier, I became happier - Full Story
September 29, 2015
Trials and tribulations of modern-day policing: How I keep my head up Ken Hardesty - Excellence in Training

Trials and tribulations of modern-day policing: How I keep my head up

What are today’s cops doing that keeps them engaged in the job, with their heads up? The answer is simple — we want to leave a better world for our children than what was left for us - Full Story
September 16, 2015
Feeling overheated from your body armor? Here's a solution Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Feeling overheated from your body armor? Here's a solution

The TacVent adds air circulation and cooling - Full Story
September 10, 2015
3 underlying benefits SWAT cops get from SWAT training Dan Danaher - Tactical Encounters

3 underlying benefits SWAT cops get from SWAT training

SWAT officers realize that their experience on a SWAT team makes them a better overall police officer - Full Story
September 02, 2015
A cop's conundrum: What do I tell my spouse about my day? Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

A cop's conundrum: What do I tell my spouse about my day?

Learning to manage what and how you share can have a huge impact on the intimacy necessary for a healthy partnership - Full Story
August 26, 2015
6 considerations for cops stuck in a hostile workplace Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski - More Than A Cop

6 considerations for cops stuck in a hostile workplace

We need to go deeper into this issue — to not just address the existence of bullying — but to offer real suggestions to combat it at the source - Full Story
August 05, 2015
How to help a fellow officer struggling with alcohol abuse Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

How to help a fellow officer struggling with alcohol abuse

There are those among us who have admitted to themselves that they can’t have a drink — it is our responsibility as brothers and sisters to help them, not make it harder for them - Full Story
August 03, 2015
9 reasons police officers should work out with Kettlebells George Vrotsos - Premeditated Fitness

9 reasons police officers should work out with Kettlebells

Kettlebell training is popular among the physically elite because it builds muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, anaerobic power, and grip strength - Full Story



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Health - Physical and Mental Fitness Columnists

More Than A Cop More Than A Cop
with Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski
Unleashing Your Inner Warrior Unleashing Your Inner Warrior
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