Army Spouses are the heart of the Army Family, which is why your personal health and wellbeing are especially important. As an Army Spouse your day is filled with many responsibilities, both inside and outside of the home. Caring for your family often limits the time you have available to work on your own health and wellness goals. Eating healthy meals, being physically active throughout the day, and getting quality sleep at night can help you manage your busy lifestyle and inspire your family to adopt healthy behaviors. The Performance Triad contains practical information and resources on how to fit sleep, activity, and nutrition into your busy schedule.
Getting quality sleep each night helps to manage stress, improve your mood, and recharge your energy levels after a long day. Improving your quality of sleep begins with creating a healthy sleep environment and a consistent bed and wake up schedule. Strive to get 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night to wake up feeling refreshed and focused for the day ahead.
Learn more about the benefits of healthy sleep and tips for improving your sleep habits.
Physical activity is more than just “exercise” or “working out”- it’s living an active lifestyle. Whether it’s walking the dog, doing yard work, or playing with your kids, regular movement throughout the day inspires positive health outcomes over time.
Visit the resources below to learn more about active living.
Research shows that family meals promote healthier eating and give families time to talk, listen, and build relationships. Aim to improve eating habits for you and your family by controlling your portions, making healthy food decisions, preparing meals ahead of time, and snacking smart.
Visit the resources below to learn more about eating for good health.
Technology is an important tool in helping Army Spouses 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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