How flexibility and strength exercises improve physical fitness

Part 2 of a six-part series offering practical strategies for LEOs to improve their health

In this special Policing Matters Roll Call series on officer health and well-being, host Jim Dudley speaks with Dr. David Black, founder of Cordico, and Mandy Nice, Cordico Strategic Wellness Director, about practical strategies for officers to improve their health. 

In this episode, Mandy Nice discusses how officers can improve their strength and flexibility.

Top quote

"Fitness can determine your energy and power, whether you are on duty during an altercation or off duty playing with your kids."    

Top tip

The best way to start is with flexibility training such as simple stretches for your shoulders, legs and back, followed by stability training like a plank hold or a wall sit, which both increase your range of motion.

Top resource

Fitness foundations for first responders: Approaching strength training and conditioning

Watch the complete series

Part 1: The role nutrition plays in an officer's daily energy level

Part 2: How flexibility and strength exercises improve physical fitness

Part 3:  How officers can improve the quality and quantity of their sleep

Part 4:  How to assess whether your alcohol consumption is negatively impacting your wellness

Part 5: Officers, invest your emotional energy in yourself and those you care for the most

Part 6:  The power of self-assessment in maintaining wellness

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