As a Soldier, you know how important proper rest, physical training, and healthy nutrition are for performance and mission readiness. Although your mission will change when you retire, you can continue to work on your health and wellness. The Performance Triad can help you maintain a balanced lifestyle into retirement where sleep, activity, and nutrition are the keys to preventing chronic disease, maintaining a healthy weight, and feeling energized throughout your day.
Download the following resources for Pre-Retirees
There are many great benefits to getting quality sleep each night such as improved mood, better focus, and enhanced learning of new information. Practicing proper sleep discipline can help improve the quality of your sleep each night.
Visit the resources below to learn more about healthy sleep and sleep tactics:
Staying active during retirement doesn’t have to be strenuous or time consuming. Continue doing the activities you enjoy most and focus on moving as much as possible during your daily routine.
Visit the resources below to learn more about active living and physical fitness.
Maintaining a well-balanced and nutritious diet is essential for continued peak performance and healthy living. Practice healthy eating by controlling your portions, choosing nutrient-dense foods, and planning meals ahead of time.
Visit the resources below to learn more about fueling for both performance and healthy living.
Technology is an important tool in helping the Soldiers succeed in getting quality sleep, engaging in activity, and improving their nutrition. Because technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives, there are several interactive tools that can help you achieve a healthier wellbeing through sleep, activity, and nutrition. The following are online resources available to you and your family to set goals, track your progress, and challenge others to make better choices every day.
ArmyFit™: A tech resource, provided by the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program, that contains features such as:
Global Assessment Tool 2.0: a tool that scores you in several dimensions to determine how old or young your body thinks you are.
Articles, reference materials, action plans, videos, etc. on thousands of topics related to healthy living.
Tracker for your weight, calories consumed, and physical activity with the ability to check your progress over time.
Healthy challenges (like logging food intake) to earn points and badges to show off within the ArmyFit™ community.
Army H.E.A.L.T.H.: A web and Smartphone app that promotes performance nutrition and exercise by allowing you to:
Receive personalized nutrition and fitness plans based on your goals.
Find articles and resources on nutrition, fitness, and mind and body.
Track your weight and calorie intake (respectively) over time.
To register for Army H.E.A.L.T.H. go to armyhealth.pbrc.edu
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