DIAGNOSIS AND CONTROL OF THE CONDITION OF THE BODY COMPOSITION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SPECIAL POLICE UNITS IN REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

Jonche Ivanovski

The physical and body composition are important part of the common performance capability of the police officers in performing the police officer duty. Knowledge of the internal structure of the body is of crucial importance, since it can help a lot in improving the quality of performance of the work duties, and at the same time it can help to stop or reduce many degeneration processes that are result of the mutual influence of different endogenous and exogenous factors. Taking into consideration the importance of the information for possession of body composition of high quality, a research has been conducted with the aim to determine the situation of the body composition of the members of the special police units of the Republic of Macedonia. By application of the method of assessment of the body mass index (BMI-Body Mass Index), an evaluation of the body is carried out in which 160 respondents were included. The evaluation is conducted according to the normative (BMI) criterion and on the basis of it, the body fat in all body mass index categories was determined. The results from the statistical analysis which were carried out show that the respondents generally have adequate body composition but there are also individuals with inadequate or professionally unacceptable body composition.

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