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Air Force Health Promotion HQ Health promotion's mission is to provide and integrate evidence-based programs to optimize health an

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12/06/2022

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Here are some tricks and tips that can help you stay fit, active, and healthy through the holidays!
12/05/2022
14 Ways To Stay Fit And Active Over The Holidays

Here are some tricks and tips that can help you stay fit, active, and healthy through the holidays!

We can all agree the holidays are the hardest time of year to maintain our fitness goals. See how to stay fit and active over the holiday season with these tips!

As we gather for the holiday dinner, let's remember and give thanks for the sacrifices that our service members and mili...
11/24/2022

As we gather for the holiday dinner, let's remember and give thanks for the sacrifices that our service members and military families make to ensure our freedom around the world. Happy !

We thank the tremendous work of nurse practitioners throughout the  for supporting our service members and ensuring a me...
11/12/2022

We thank the tremendous work of nurse practitioners throughout the for supporting our service members and ensuring a medically ready force.

Happy 247th Birthday Marine Corps. We recognize and honor your commitement ans service to our country.
11/10/2022

Happy 247th Birthday Marine Corps. We recognize and honor your commitement ans service to our country.

A healthy diet with fiber and whole foods combined with exercise will boost your energy levels and help you feel more en...
11/04/2022
Your Game Plan to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes | NIDDK

A healthy diet with fiber and whole foods combined with exercise will boost your energy levels and help you feel more energetic and healthy. Use the link to find more information on how to prevent Diabetes, it will be a game changer.

Learn what steps you can take to help prevent type 2 diabetes. Find tips and tools to lose weight, follow a healthy eating plan, move more, and get support.

Cancer survivors suffer from health deficits caused by their disease and treatment. This study conducted a systematic re...
10/18/2022

Cancer survivors suffer from health deficits caused by their disease and treatment. This study conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis on how, and to what extent, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) impacts functional health outcomes in cancer survivors. Learn more here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1040842822001330

Do you know what ingredients are prohibitedfor Service Members?  is the DoD’seducational program on dietary supplements.
10/17/2022

Do you know what ingredients are prohibited
for Service Members? is the DoD’s
educational program on dietary supplements.

AF Outdoor Recreation is going Pink!  Take a look as they change their logo pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness Mont...
10/14/2022

AF Outdoor Recreation is going Pink! Take a look as they change their logo pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month and celebrate the outdoor female athlete with their "Woman in the Wilderness" programming. afoutdoors.com

What resources do you find helpful as you evaluate products?
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What resources do you find helpful as you evaluate products?

Every day is a great day to take care of your mental health. Make sure you do something for your mental health today. If...
10/10/2022

Every day is a great day to take care of your mental health. Make sure you do something for your mental health today. If you’re looking for resources or help, visit: www.health.mil/HereForYou.

Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops pumping. If a person is experiencing a , call 9-1-1...
10/07/2022

Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops pumping. If a person is experiencing a , call 9-1-1, provide CPR, and use an AED.

It's the 10-year anniversary of , so we're talking everything dietary supplements.  Join the conversation and help sprea...
10/03/2022

It's the 10-year anniversary of , so we're talking everything dietary supplements. Join the conversation and help spread the word on the importance of supplement safety.

Today is the first day of BCAM! One of the most impactful ways you can make a difference is to helpus spread the word ab...
10/01/2022
Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2022 - National Breast Cancer Foundation

Today is the first day of BCAM! One of the most impactful ways you can make a difference is to helpus spread the word about the importance of early detection, education, and support services to your community. Check out and share the webpage for everything you need to join the converstation!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Join us in Helping Women Now! Share your story, get free resources, and help spread awareness.

Is your phone keeping you up at night? With a few tweaks to your tech habits, you can wake up more refreshed and ready t...
09/27/2022

Is your phone keeping you up at night? With a few tweaks to your tech habits, you can wake up more refreshed and ready to face the day.

 benefits more than your body! This infographic shows how moving more can have emotional benefits, too.
09/20/2022
The Emotional Benefits of Exercise

benefits more than your body! This infographic shows how moving more can have emotional benefits, too.

Learn how physical activity helps support emotional and mental health and share this infographic with family and friends.

Do you know how much sugar is in your diet?  See why added sugars are a concern and how to cut back.
09/19/2022
Don't get sabotaged by added sugar

Do you know how much sugar is in your diet? See why added sugars are a concern and how to cut back.

Dietary guidelines call for limiting added sugars to 10% of daily calories. See where added sugars are hiding and how to cut back.

In the United States, four out of 10 cancer cases and almost half of all cancer-related deaths are associated the preven...
09/06/2022

In the United States, four out of 10 cancer cases and almost half of all cancer-related deaths are associated the preventable risk factors. Learn more here: https://cancerprogressreport.aacr.org

Today, the  recognizes and celebrates the social and economic achievements of our service members across the Armed Force...
09/05/2022

Today, the recognizes and celebrates the social and economic achievements of our service members across the Armed Forces and all workers in the United States.

On this , which marks the formal surrender of Japan in World War II, we thank all service members who sacrificed their l...
09/02/2022
Victory Over Japan Day: End of WWII

On this , which marks the formal surrender of Japan in World War II, we thank all service members who sacrificed their lives defending democracy and freedom around the world.

V-J Day, or Victory over Japan Day, marks the end of World War II, one of the deadliest and most destructive wars in history. When President Harry S. Truman announced on Aug. 14, 1945, that Japan had surrendered unconditionally, war-weary citizens around the world erupted in celebration.

DYK? There are many factors that support healthy aging, including healthy lifestyle, your community involvement, managin...
09/01/2022

DYK? There are many factors that support healthy aging, including healthy lifestyle, your community involvement, managing health conditions, and more.

OORAH!  And Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps Reserve. Congratulations on 107 years of providing expertly trained comba...
08/29/2022

OORAH! And Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps Reserve. Congratulations on 107 years of providing expertly trained combat-ready Marines to augment and reinforce the active forces.

08/27/2022

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Happy Birthday to the U.S. Navy Dental Corps. Cheers to providing quality and necessary dental care to service members e...
08/23/2022

Happy Birthday to the U.S. Navy Dental Corps. Cheers to providing quality and necessary dental care to service members everywhere since 1912.

Sometimes you just have to stop and smell the roses. So, on August 15, we celebrate National Relaxation Day.
08/15/2022
National Relaxation Day - August 15

Sometimes you just have to stop and smell the roses. So, on August 15, we celebrate National Relaxation Day.

Relax — after all, it's National Relaxation Day on August 15! Check our page out for all the best ways to get your chill on.

Vaccines are effective and offer the protection your body needs to fight serious diseases. When was the last time you ch...
08/11/2022

Vaccines are effective and offer the protection your body needs to fight serious diseases. When was the last time you checked to see if your immunizations are up to date? Start by calling your doctor and scheduling an appointment to update your vaccines. www.health.mil/Vaccines

73 years ago, the Department of Defense was established to unite our country's greatest fighting forces under the secrea...
08/10/2022

73 years ago, the Department of Defense was established to unite our country's greatest fighting forces under the secreatry of defense. Today, brave Americans everywhere proudly serve alongside fellow military branches within the DOD.

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08/09/2022

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The Health Promotion team at F. E. Warren Air Force Base was out and about providing education on sleep. They had a variety of offerings for Sleep Week. Health Promotion created and distributed over 150 sleep kits to Airmen, offered a meditation/yoga class, educational classes, as well as an article in the paper, posters throughout the base and multiple social media posts.
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Airmen and their furry friends came out and ran the “Dynamic Duo 5K Race” to start spring off in the right direction. Running mechanics, injury prevention, and race fueling strategies were taught to the competitors that stopped by the Barksdale Air Force Base Health Promotion table.
It's not too late to register for today's L&PM free webinar!

Health Promotion teamed up with Nellis Air Force Base Commissary management to deliver a tour. Attendees consisted of active duty, Group Lifestyle Balance patients, spouses and retirees.

Lisa (HP Dietitian) discussed each area throughout the perimeter of the facility and gave participants basics on meal prep and nutrition. The Commissary manager also followed the group and provided robust facts about each area visited.

Participants also discussed their usual food choices when grocery shopping and how to select nutrient-rich foods versus those high in sugar and saturated fat. Several participants noted how much time and money can be saved by shopping smart and preparing meals ahead of time.

Overall, the event was an excellent opportunity to bring everyone together in a fun, educational environment and was very well received by the participants!

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Starting and sticking with an exercise routine or regular physical activity can be a challenge. These steps can help:

• Identify what you enjoy doing. Figure out what type of physical activities you’re most likely to do, and think about when and how you’d be most likely to follow through.

• Set reasonable goals. Think realistically about what you may be able to do and begin gradually. Tailor your plan to your own needs and abilities.

• Don’t think of exercise or physical activity as a chore. Rather, look at it the same way you look at your therapy sessions or medication — as one of the tools to help you get better.

• Prepare for setbacks and obstacles. Give yourself credit for every step in the right direction, no matter how small.

If you exercise regularly but depression or anxiety symptoms still interfere with your daily living, see your doctor or mental health professional. Exercise and physical activity are great ways to ease symptoms of depression or anxiety, but they aren’t a substitute for talk therapy (psychotherapy) or medications.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/in-depth/depression-and-exercise/art-20046495
Make someone’s day and send a care package that not only boosts moral but can also keep them optimally fueled during their deployment! Food availability in deployed environments can vary greatly, so care packages filled with snacks are often a welcome surprise for those deployed overseas. It’s certainly okay to include some treats in a care package but make most of it a variety of nourishing snacks to help fill up and fuel your Military Service Member.

https://www.hprc-online.org/nutritional-fitness/performance-nutrition/nutritious-snacks-care-packages
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1. Set a goal with a date. I will quit all va**ng and to***co products by September 1, 2022.
2. Know Why You’re Quitting – Ask yourself the important questions. Do you want to feel healthier and save money? Your reasons to quit will keep you focused, and motivated.
3. Quit va**ng and any other to***co you use together. Visualize yourself v**e and to***co Free.
4. Commit to your quit. Download an app that can help you stay positive and motivated.
5. Expect the unexpected. Understand what triggers you to v**e and have a plan to deal with those triggers.
6. Reward yourself for your successes. Any money you save, use it for a nice dinner out, a movie or a new game.
7. Understand that you are creating new habits. Some people will not get it. Let those close to you know that your personal goal is about you and your life and in no means should it affect them.
8. You are not in this alone. Reach out to others who you know will support a healthy happy you.

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