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From embracing support networks to seeking opportunities for personal and professional growth, these approaches aim to improve officers’ health and resilience
With the benefit of hindsight, I can share that my physical training regimen allowed me to retire physically, legally and emotionally undefeated after a career full of challenges
Cold showers offer a powerful and accessible tool for officers to combat stress, boost resilience and cultivate mental clarity
A strong, robust and versatile fitness plan is essential as you prepare for the physical challenges you face every day as a police officer
Conventional approaches don’t fully meet the needs of law enforcement trainees
These action items can help officers incorporate mental fitness strategies into their daily routines
Does your PD have a gym but no policy that OKs on-duty workouts? Have you green-lit visits with counselors, but have nowhere for your officers to meet them privately?
By dedicating a month to this tactical athlete training program, officers will experience a different training style that may serve as a refreshing start to a new routine for the upcoming winter months
The Irving Police Department and Irving Fire Department combined forces to offer EMDR therapy, an employee health clinic, wellness incentives and much more
By investing in the health of their officers, the New Castle County PD gains a more resilient and effective organization capable of serving their community
Heat therapy holds promise as an avenue for enhancing the overall health and resilience of police officers
Putting your body through heat-related stressors can help you adapt to the stress of working as a police officer
I’ve been reading about the physical and mental health benefits of cold-water therapy for quite some time, but I kept making excuses to take the freezing plunge
This centuries-old practice has gained significant attention and popularity in recent years due to its numerous physical and mental health benefits
Take control of your recovery and wellbeing with this guide to creating your own plunge experience in the comfort of your home
I wish someone would have explained what my body was going to go through when I took the plunge
Lower body injuries, such as knee pain and lower back pain, are found present to a high degree in the law enforcement community
Are you ready to take the plunge? Learn how ice bath therapy can benefit police officers in their everyday lives as well as on duty
A mandatory, non-punitive annual fitness assessment is essential for improving the health, fitness and quality of life of first responders
First Responder Wellness Week was designed to provide resources, support and community to help public safety personnel better understand the mental and physical health risks that come with the job
It can be challenging for officers to set time aside to keep a healthy mind and body; here’s our top 23 wellness tips for you to concentrate on this year
A quick scroll through these influencers’ pages will inspire you to get off the station couch and hit the gym – or at least consider it!
How first responders can adapt to and recover from adversity faced on the job
Ditch the “all-or-nothing” attitude and replace it with “a little goes a long way” approach by following these five steps
Lose yourself in these songs as you work out for your physical and mental health
Here’s how preventing cardiac illness benefits both individual officers and departments
Develop your strength and flexibility for a longer, safer career
Chief of Training Juanita Holmes said no officer is pursuing a suspect for a mile and a half
The test, according to chiefs across the state, is making it difficult for departments to hire and retain officers