How to have a healthy lifestyle as a law enforcement officer By:


Law enforcement officers generally live at least 10 years less than individuals in other professions, primarily due to the challenging aspects of their job.

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Key factors affecting their health include irregular sleep patterns due to shift work, with over 40% of officers having sleep disorders, and poor dietary habits contributing to obesity and related health issues like heart disease and high blood pressure.

In this video, Gordon Graham, Lexipol co-founder and risk management expert, advises officers to proactively manage their health by getting adequate rest, eating healthy, staying hydrated, exercising regularly, exploring wellness resources offered by employers or insurers and ensuring regular health check-ups.

Get more tips from Gordon here.

This article, originally posted on March 17, 2023, has been updated.