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Nutritional Fitness

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Nutritional Fitness is the ability to sustain your performance through foods, dietary supplements, and beverages in adequate quantities, quality, and proportions. Food fuels performance and the right “fuel” can help you perform at your best.

A good diet isn’t just healthy and nutritious, it must be sustainable. Trendy or gimmick weight-loss diets can offer short-term success, but often are not sustainable and lead to long-term weight gain. Maintaining a healthy, balanced, and sustainable diet helps build wellness across many areas of health.

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The Military Health System is reintroducing Total Force Fitness. The Total Force Fitness concept focuses on a service member’s entire health throughout their career, connecting eight dimensions of fitness to optimize health, performance, and readiness holistically.

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USU Task Force addresses nutrition and lifestyle’s role in resiliency

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A personal protective lifestyle (PPL) and nutrition (PPN) could be your key to resiliency in the face of COVID-19.

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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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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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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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Holiday Food Safety Tip: Keep Cold Food Cold

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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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Experts: Carbs are not the enemy in health, wellness battle

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Eat well, live well

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Practice Healthy Living Habits

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