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Weight Management for Lasting Health

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More than 1 in 3 Americans adults qualify as obese. Effective weight management can help service members meet their readiness requirements, improve their mission performance, build long-term health, and maintain a positive body image. Identifying and maintaining a healthy weight also impacts many other health conditions that affect quality of life. 

Effective weight management can help service members live their healthiest lives. Finding and maintaining a healthy weight is challenging, and different for everyone, but worth the effort to help service members meet their readiness requirements, improve their mission performance, build long-term health, and maintain a positive body image. 

Message to Communicators

  • Finding your healthy weight is not about hitting a certain number on the scale. It should be the result of conversations between you and your primary care provider, trainer, nutritionist, registered dietitian, or other health provider. 
  • Not everyone has the same ideal weight or body shape. Don't base your success on looking like a certain body archetype, but on what works best for you, your mission, and your long-term health.
 

Talking Points

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Improving Quality of Life

 

Readiness and Weight

 

Nutrition and Healthy Weight

 

Active Lifestyle

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