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Operation Live Well

The Department of Defense (DoD) wants to improve the health and wellness of the entire defense community. As part of DoD's Operation Live Well, we have assembled a set of resources which you can use to adopt or maintain a healthy lifestyle. Please join us in our journey to health and wellness.

Our Focus Areas

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Integrative Wellness

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Mental Wellness

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Nutrition

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Physical Activity

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Sleep

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Tobacco-free Living

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Big gains with lighter weights

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Lifting heavy weights isn't necessarily bad, but lifting lighter weights may be good for maintaining muscle mass and growth in certain cases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. David Lipp)

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Motivational Monday Message: All You Can Eat, The Coffee and Reflection

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Col. Thomas Hundley’s Operation Live Well message this week, wrapping up his “All You Can Eat” series, serves up “coffee and reflection.”

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6 Easy Tips for Reducing Holiday Stress

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Motivational Monday Message: All You Can Eat, Seventh and Final Course - The Dessert

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11/23/2015
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Col. Thomas Hundley’s Operation Live Well message this week, the final of his seven-part “All You Can Eat” series, serves up “the dessert,” in this case desserts that are low in saturated fat and always consumed in moderation.

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Holiday Food Safety Tip: Keep Cold Food Cold

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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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Motivational Monday Message: All You Can Eat, Sixth Course - The Cold Dish

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11/16/2015
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Col. Thomas Hundley’s Operation Live Well message this week, part six of seven, serves up “the cold dish,” which samples the courses from previous weeks as we begin to put our program together for maximum health and nutrition.

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Holiday Food Safety Tip: Cook Food Thoroughly

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

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Fighting holiday stress

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Motivational Monday Message: All You Can Eat, Fifth Course - The Meat

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11/9/2015
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Col. Thomas Hundley’s Operation Live Well message this week, part five of seven, serves up “the meat” in the form of a challenge to avoid all processed meats and instead choose meats that are pure, organic or farm-raised.

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Holiday Food Safety Tip: Marinate Meat Safely

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

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Motivational Monday Message: All You Can Eat, Fourth Course - The Salad

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Col. Thomas Hundley’s Operation Live Well message this week, part four of seven, serves up “the salad” in the form of a challenge to consume an organic salad per day for the purpose of eating fruits and vegetables instead of unhealthy alternatives.

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Holiday Food Safety Tip: Wash Your Hands

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Washing your hands often is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of bacteria.

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Motivational Monday Message: All You Can Eat, Third Course - The Soup

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10/26/2015
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Col. Thomas Hundley’s Operation Live Well message this week, part three of seven, serves up “the soup” in the form of blended nutritional drinks for reducing portion sizes during the All You Can Eat program.

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Motivational Monday Message: All You Can Eat, Second Course - The Appetizer

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Col. Thomas Hundley’s Operation Live Well message this week, part two of seven, serves up “the appetizer” as an example for eating reduced portion sizes for the duration of the All You Can Eat program.

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Motivational Monday Message: All You Can Eat, First Course

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Col. Thomas Hundley’s Operation Live Well message this week, part one of seven, serves up a “palate cleanser” for ridding the body of toxins over the next seven days.

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