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Consuming a variety of nutritious foods and beverages keeps you performing and looking your best, whether you are 8, 18, or 80. Discover how to eat well and find some easy, great tasting, and great-for-you recipes by visiting the sites listed below:

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In support of Operation Live Well's mission of keeping active duty military members, their families and civilians in the best shape, we're pleased to share nutritious recipes from Guard Your Health—–a resource for the Army National Guard Community. 

For more inspiring ideas, visit Guard Your Health!

Celebrate summer with these tasty Fish Tacos with Peach Salsa!

fish tacos with peach salsa

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The supplement business is a multi-billion dollar industry that is not currently regulated like conventional food and drug products by the Food and Drug Administration. Not only are they potentially unsafe, weight-loss supplements that advertise “quick fixes” likely won’t help you meet your goals. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Daniel Brosam)

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'SMART' goals can improve health for new year

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SMART goals build momentum, as well as confidence leading to improvements in fitness and nutrition

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Track your weight loss

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Mobile apps and programs are becoming simpler and more intuitive to help monitor your healthy eating. Some programs are interactive as well. They also provide nutrition information for more than 45,000 food items, including brand name and restaurant foods. Entering foods and calculating their calories takes only a fraction of the time when compared to a “paper” food diary. (MHS graphic)

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New year, new you: Health and fitness tips

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Elizabeth Harris, fitness center manager at Defense Health Headquarters (DHHQ) partakes in a workout session. Harris considers herself to be a fitness ‘lifer’and says, “Being healthy is not a hobby; it’s a lifestyle.”

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Army Spc. Kevin Alexander of 138th Quartermaster Company grabs an energy drink at the Post Exchange. Most energy drinks contain anywhere from 70 to 200 milligrams of caffeine. The daily recommended intake of caffeine is no more than 300 milligrams. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David Bruce)

Energy drinks became the beverage of choice for many service members during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, promising to give an energy boost while in the field

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Mindful eating during the holidays

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Stay fit during the holidays

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Proper nutrition can help manage diabetes

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