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According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, more than 40% of law enforcement officers are obese.
Other studies have found that police officers are 25% more likely to die from weight-related disorders like cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and even some cancers.
When you’re working in an active job like law enforcement or public safety, there are times when you’re feeling a little sluggish and in need of a snack to give you some energy. Which snack you choose can make a huge difference—not only in your energy and stamina on the job, but in your long-term health.
Maybe you used to exercise when you were younger but have slipped into a more sedentary lifestyle, or maybe you were never much of exerciser in the first place. Either way, there’s good news: exercising can help you live longer, no matter when you start.