Occupational challenges to the development and maintenance of physical fitness within law enforcement officers

Tim Lentine, Quincy Johnson, Robert Lockie, Jillian Joyce, Rob Marc Orr, Jay Dawes

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Abstract

Law enforcement officers must perform physically demanding tasks as part of their job duties. Consequently, law enforcement officers must possess an adequate level of physical fitness to perform these activities safely and effectively. Ironically, most of an officer’s shift time is sedentary. This, in addition to other occupational challenges, may make it difficult for officers to develop and maintain fitness across the occupational life span. This is concerning when considering that physical fitness is associated with their occupational task performance. In this column, the unique challenges law enforcement officers experience when trying to maintain health and occupational fitness are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-118
Number of pages4
JournalStrength and Conditioning Journal
Volume43
Issue number6
Early online date11 Oct 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2021

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