FBI: 80 Percent Of Police Officers Are Overweight

GARLAND (CBSDFW.COM) – The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation released a new statistic, which states 8 out of every 10 law enforcement members are overweight.

Their findings have spurred the Garland Police Department to make a plan for their officers to improve their fitness.

“I think it’s important for all of us to keep the weight down and stay in shape — especially this job. The stress that we incur at this job… this is a great way to relieve the stress and to keep the blood pressure down,” said Garland Assistant Chief Jeff Bryan.

Bryan said he spends most of his time at work behind a desk, but still hits the department’s on-site gym three days a week.

Researchers have said law enforcement personnel are 25 times more likely to die from weight-related cardiovascular disease than the actions of a criminal.


To learn more on how to start your own personal journey, schedule your complimentary first session with a lifestyle coach today! Schedule here >>

#weightloss #nutrition #lifestyle #bluelivesmatter

10 views0 comments