Your days of guessing are over. Welcome to Sigma.
Policing is a demanding profession and the toll it takes on the human body after years of service can create compounding issues on both emotional and physical planes. Sigma Health has shown dramatic improvements in basic tenants of healthcare such as recovery from extreme hypertension, high cholesterol, and cessation from tobacco use. These combined factors place your officers in a much better position for making split-second decisions in times where civilian lives may in the balance.
The biggest and most powerful contributor to change, especially with respect to health, is complete understanding of the issue and a clear and concise pathway towards intervention. Sigma Health has created a reputation for designing individual and simplistic steps towards improvement in critical areas of healthcare specific to law-enforcement. Sigma Health also designs solutions tailored to those subjected to oscillating shiftwork and interruptions in normal daily rhythms where energy status and wellbeing can be severely affected.
Maintaining safety and health standards can be extremely costly when considering the physical and emotional demands of law-enforcement. Sigma Health can dramatically reduce the incidence of short-term disability claims and associated expenses of common injuries related to policing (i.e. knee issues, lower back injuries, common strains/sprains). Similarly, due to the improvement in basic well-being, Sigma Health has shown reductions in the usage of “sick-leave” which, for smaller departments, can be the difference between adequate staffing and major coverage gaps for absent personnel.
According to Reuters Health and the Dept of Justice, the average number of pension payments taken by a retired police officer after a 20+ year career in law enforcement is “18”. On average, the life-spans of retired law-enforcement officers is statistically 10yrs less than their civilian counterparts. Sigma Health is dedicated to increasing longevity and reduction of post-career disease-onset by providing the only means of health awareness practices in modern day law enforcement designed to extend long into retirement.
Your days of guessing are over. Welcome to Sigma.
Each participating officer will be subject to a routine blood screening where all major blood-related risk factors (thyroid, blood lipid, fasted glucose, etc) will be measured and considered with regard to nutritional prescription and discussed during the consult with a medical professional. This screening is incredibly short with respect to time commitments (roughly 5 mins) and will occur on-site to minimize costs of paid time off (PTO) for each officer who would otherwise be required to report to a local health center. The results will be recorded, organized, and delivered in a HIPAA-compliant manner upon request.
Sigma’s unique approach uses Advanced Metabolic Testing (AMP) to assess precise nutritional status of each individual and prescribe key nutritional changes based on that person’s unique goals. For law enforcement officers, nutritional status underwrites on-duty performance and can be the deciding factor between a routine arrest and a situation where the officer must rely on the use of excessive force to overpower an assailant, which then places both the officer and assailant at risk for additional harm. Sigma’s unique methodology gives each officer a perfect understanding of how to fuel themselves, not only, for on-duty performance but will also give them a platform whereby they now have increased focus, alertness, less fatigue, and generally feel more competent to perform the duties required regardless of the situation.
Because the demands of law enforcement are so extreme, studies have shown that each decade of law enforcement effectively doubles each officer’s risk for heart attack or stroke. With Sigma’s approach, officers are not only shown the effect of their current nutritional status, but they are guided by a licensed professional (Registered Dietician) for a 2-week period of nutritional modification whose primary mission is a decrease in BMI, fatigue, and cardiovascular risk factors while realizing an increase in focus and on-duty adaptability. Additionally, because 41% of all law-enforcement agents are obese, a strong emphasis on weight optimization will be included within the consultation.
Subsequent to all nutritional consults and blood analyses will be a direct consultation with a physician or licensed medical professional (physician’s assistant/nurse practitioner). During this consultation, each officer will discuss health management strategies, any prescription medications being taken, and will set goals for improvements in nutrition and body weight, will discuss results of laboratory data, and set accountable steps towards improvement in individual areas of risk.
As a police officer working a night shift, I’ve found the nutritional and training principles used by Dr. Stone and Sigma to be excellent. I’ve got more sustained energy and don’t experience the highs and low of a more typical carbohydrate dependent diet. I have no trouble staying awake during my late night shifts and still have the energy to workout after my shift ends. From a performance standpoint, I’ve not only lower my body fat by 10% and lost 14 pounds, but I’ve set new PRs in the 10K and Half Marathon and will complete my first marathon soon. Overall, my experience with Sigma has been eye opening and very beneficial. I’m looking forward to more and more improvements in my performance.
I have been training with Sigma for over three years and I cannot fully articulate the strides I have made in my training and my overall understanding of how proper training is prescribed. Most coaches I have worked with seem to withhold information from you about how they train you to make you dependent upon their instruction. The major difference, among many, of Sigma is that they have a willingness to educate me on the precise mechanisms by which I train.