How to stay healthy on the job

One cannot understate the importance for officers to eat right and stay in shape in order to tackle whatever comes their way on patrol


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One cannot understate the importance for officers to eat right and stay in shape in order to tackle whatever comes their way on patrol. Officers need to have muscular strength to overcome resistant subjects. They need speed and endurance to apprehend a subject fleeing on foot. Another great physical asset is flexibility, which can help reduce the likelihood of injury. There are most definitely officers out there who are truly specimens of physical wellness. There are others who are not in great shape. In this podcast segment, Jim and Doug discuss how out-of-shape cops are a danger to themselves and others, and offer some best practices for wellness.

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