Fitness, nutrition and active living: The essentials

Fitness, nutrition and active living: The essentials

by: Military OneSource | .
Stripes Europe | .
published: October 10, 2018

Optimal health begins with nutrition, fitness and active living. From guidelines on developing healthy eating habits and ideas on how to stay fit to strategies for giving your child a happy, healthy start, Military OneSource provides practical and fresh content as well as initiatives and programs that will motivate you to maintain healthy living and manage your health in creative ways.

Begin your path to healthy living with these steps:

Practice good nutrition.

Eating healthy requires developing new diet habits like limiting sugar, snacking on fruits and vegetables and choosing whole grains. Your local farmers market and military commissary are two great places to buy fresh produce for a reasonable price. Share your nutrition goals with your children through programs like the 5210 Healthy Military Children campaign. Turn to Military OneSource for other helpful strategies on eating right.

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Give your child a happy, healthy start.

It’s important to teach children as early as possible actions and choices that promote health and happiness. Start by encouraging good nutrition and feeding them a hearty breakfast every morning. Promote good sleep habits and teach them how to communicate and express their feelings. Encourage physical activity as much as possible to lessen their screen time.

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Improve family fitness.

Make fitness and active living an important part of your family life. Swap your daily screen time for a stroll around the neighborhood with your kids. Your installation’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation is a great resource to get the entire family moving – with fitness classes, sports teams, golf courses, outdoor recreation programs and more.

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Access nutrition and fitness resources.

Don’t be afraid to tap into the support you need to meet your nutrition and fitness goals. Military OneSource provides health and wellness coaching sessions to help you eat better, get in shape, manage stress, tackle transitions and more. We highlight a wide range of nutrition and fitness resources, tools, and programs that will motivate you on the path to healthy living.

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