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NCJ Number: 155235 Find in a Library
Title: Fit for Duty: The Peace Officer's Guide to Total Fitness
Author(s): R Hoffman; T R Collingwood
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 142
Sponsoring Agency: Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc.
Champaign, IL 61825
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87322-877-4
Sale Source: Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc.
P.O. Box 5076
Champaign, IL 61825
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This fitness reference book for police officers promotes a total fitness approach, presenting information not only on physical fitness but also diet and nutrition, weight management, smoking cessation, substance abuse prevention, and stress management.
Abstract: The book's emphasis is on developing physical fitness to improve job performance and health, as well as to enhance enjoyment of leisure time. Part I of the handbook sets the stage for the rest of the book. One chapter discusses why fitness is important for law enforcement officers, and another chapter allows readers to assess their own fitness. Part II explains physical fitness. It describes the components of physical fitness: how to design a program and how to set goals and evaluate progress. The chapters address the principles of exercise, cardiovascular endurance conditioning, muscular strength and endurance conditioning, flexibility, and anaerobic fitness. Part III discusses the lifestyle components of fitness. This part teaches how lifestyle components affect health and job performance and where to go for additional help. It includes chapters on nutrition, weight management, stress management, smoking cessation, and substance-abuse prevention. Throughout the book, examples based on fictional characters demonstrate each step of the process. Appended weight-training and static- stretching exercises, as well as a list of professional support organizations and a subject index
Main Term(s): Police physical fitness training
Index Term(s): Occupational safety and health; Physical training; Police physical fitness testing
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