Fitness and Nutrition for the Law Enforcement Officer

Purpose: Officers will engage in interactive discussion about one's own nutrition and weight management plan, and the importance of physical fitness and nutrition for law enforcement officers. The difficulties for law enforcement to practice healthy nutrition will be covered as well as proper nutrition intake ratios (carbohydrate, fat, protein) which maximize muscle conservation and fat usage as fuel. Weight management and how it can affect job performance will be covered as well as how this can have an impact on personal health, appearance, and public perception. Participants will learn how to determine their own personal caloric needs, count daily calories, and read nutrition labels. They also have the option to participate in a physical fitness assessment to include body weight, blood pressure, body composition, 3-minute step test, vertical jump, sit ups, push ups, ½ mile shuttle run, and 1.5 mile run. They will be able to compare their performance and current situation to national norms, then learn how to safely set appropriate goals to improve or maintain their current condition.

Par-Q - Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire

Contact: Kathleen Vonk

Please see the Course Schedule for dates when this course is offered.

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