total force fitness

Strengthen your Well-Being through Spiritual Fitness

Experiences such as traumatic events during your military career can lead to questioning your values and trying to make sense of what happened.

Behavioral Fitness: Healthy Behaviors to Build Strength

The demands of military life can cause stress. It’s best to work through tough times in a positive way instead of taking part in behaviors harmful to your health.

6 Apps for Staying Mission Ready

Mobile apps are great tools for helping you manage your psychological health.

How to Develop Healthy Sleep Habits

Sleep is important in life, just like air, food and water. It allows your body to heal, boosts your immune system and improves learning and memory.

Total Force Fitness - Overview

Keeping fit means more than just physical fitness - it requires a comprehensive approach that focuses on the mind, body and spirit working together. Stress and associated symptoms, such as headaches or anxiety, can reduce the ability to maintain appropriate weight, fitness, and nutrition. They increase the likelihood of developing chronic pain or impairing your body’s normal functions. As a warrior, familiarity with stress management skills and maintaining a healthy lifestyle before, during and after deployment can reduce depression, prevent a progression to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and it may well reduce the chances of diminished work performance, obesity, and injury.

Psychological Fitness – Keeping Your Mind Fit

Fitness is a whole-of-body experience, not just about how much weight you can lift, or how many miles you can run, but it includes a number of other factors outside the realm of strength, agility and speed. Psychological fitness is one of those factors. Understanding what makes up psychological fitness and how to develop a healthier mental state can improve your readiness to confront the challenges of life – both in the military and in civilian life.

Nutrition’s Role in Building Resilience

Proper nutrition is vital to maintaining good health and mission readiness. In this article, you will find tips on making healthy food choices, whether at home or while deployed. You can also help boost the resilience of your whole family by sharing these tips with loved ones.

Physical Fitness Training Year-Round Boosts Resilience

Military physical fitness involves your ability to physically handle all aspects of a demanding mission, while remaining healthy and uninjured.

Social Fitness – Building Healthy Social Ties

“Social fitness” involves building and maintaining healthy connections with others. It plays an important role in supporting optimal performance and resilience. A warrior who is socially fit grows trusted and valued relationships with family, friends and fellow service members. Having a clear understanding of service values, the mission and its meaning is key in supporting healthy social networks. A socially fit warrior is able to engage in effective and respectful communication with others.
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