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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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Dietary supplements, fact vs. fiction

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9/26/2016
Supplements may lack nutrients a body needs that it can only get through eating certain foods. Individuals who are taking supplements may in fact not need what they are taking and what they are taking could produce adverse effects.

Individuals taking supplements may not need what they are taking and what they are taking could produce adverse effects

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Healthy aging starts sooner than you think

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9/23/2016
Air Force Staff Sgt. Nick Crouse, a medical technician with the 193rd Special Operations Wing's Medical Group out of Middletown, Pennsylvania, takes the blood pressure of a patient. Heart disease, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are three ailments that take a huge toll on the body as it ages. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Preventive medicine is important for geriatrics

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Vitamins D and B12 play important roles in health and wellness

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9/19/2016
Adequate intake of B vitamins is important to ensure optimum energy production and the building of muscle tissue.

Vitamins D and B12 are key nutrients to staying healthy and having a balanced diet

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Vitamin D B12 Deficiency

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9/19/2016
Adequate intake of B vitamins is important to ensure optimum energy production and the building of muscle tissue.

Adequate intake of B vitamins is important to ensure optimum energy production and the building of muscle tissue.

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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

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9/9/2016
Children play parachute during a fitness-themed event. The festivities were part of a campaign to combat childhood obesity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin May)

The obesity rate in America has doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in 30 years

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September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

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9/2/2016
Children play basketball at the base gym. Physical activity is important and children learn behaviors from their parents, so be active, walk around the neighborhood, go on a bike ride, or play basketball at the park. Demonstrate the behaviors you want your child to emulate and establish your child's healthy behaviors early. (U.S. Marine Corps photo)

Childhood obesity is a health issue that puts children at risk for health problems

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Health and fitness apps and wearables: Taking wellness to another level

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8/25/2016
Health and fitness apps and wearables are helping people become and stay healthy with detailed information on diet, workout intensity and hours of sleep.

Health and fitness apps and wearables are helping people become and stay healthy with detailed information on diet, workout intensity and hours of sleep.

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Military health experts warn supplements are no shortcut for preventive health

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8/24/2016
Service members should use caution when consuming energy drinks due to their potential health risks and watch out for “stacking,” a term used when taking different products or supplements together.

Military people want to be able to perform better, especially when lives are on the line – but experts warn dietary supplements might not be the way to go

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Staying hydrated requires more than water, physicians warn

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8/3/2016
If the body is dehydrated, its balance of electrolytes, sodium and potassium is thrown off, which can cause muscle soreness, muscle breakdown, fatigue, lightheadedness, dizziness or even kidney problems. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Marcus Floyd)

MHS is encouraging those working or exercising outdoors this summer to stay ahead of thirst and its consequences by following some helpful tips

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Stimulants - Are you up to speed?

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5/19/2016
Operation Supplement Safety infographic about stimulants

Get up to speed and check out the new OPSS infographic with information on what you need to know about these dietary supplement ingredients

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Eating Smart on the Run

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1/25/2016
infographic for eating smart when eating out

Tips for making healthy choices when eating out.

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Practice Healthy Living Habits

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1/19/2016
Infographic listing 5 key healthy habits for the new year

A list of healthy living habits you can take on in 2016.

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Holiday Food Safety Tip: Keep Cold Food Cold

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11/23/2015
Food Safety Tip: Keep cold food cold

Don't let your cold dishes sit out on a counter for more than 2 hours. Keep it chilled at 40 degrees or less.

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Holiday Food Safety Tip: Cook Food Thoroughly

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11/16/2015
Infographic: Holiday Food Safety Tip #3, Cook Food Thoroughly

Use a thermometer to ensure your food is cooked to the right minimum internal temperature.

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Holiday Food Safety Tip: Marinate Meat Safely

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11/9/2015
Holiday Food Safety Tip #2

Marinate your food in the refrigerator, and keep it there until you're ready to cook it.

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