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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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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: 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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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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Healthy Living, One Bite At A Time

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One of the pillars of a healthy lifestyle is nutrition and diet. The food you eat is arguably the most important part toward healthy living, also it shapes how you feel and perform.

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It’s not a new year’s resolution – it’s National Nutrition Month

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The 60th Medical Group Nutritional Medicine outpatient nutrition clinic and Health Promotion Services have partnered together for multiple events across base highlighting March as National Nutrition Month.

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Brain-Boosting Meal Plans Help Service Members with TBI

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It’s True – Carrots (and Other Vegetables) Can Help You See in the Dark

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Have you ever heard that carrots are good for your eyes, or that they can help you see in the dark? It’s true – carrots are rich in the compound beta carotene, which your body uses to make a form of vitamin A that helps your eyes adjust in the dark. A shortage of vitamin A can cause a host of health problems, including blindness.

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Enjoy Your Super Bowl Snacks with a Side of Food Safety

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While millions watch NFL players battle it out in the Super Bowl, the real MVPs on Sunday will be chicken wings—more than 1 billion will be consumed before, during and after the game! Whether you bake, roast, fry or order in your chicken wings, don’t forget the four food safety steps that night.

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Don't Fumble Food Safety on Super Bowl Sunday

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Why Today’s ‘Gen Z’ is at Risk for Boot Camp Injuries

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Today’s military recruits are more likely than ever to sustain a serious injury at their initial military training. Here’re some tips for how to prepare before shipping out.

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How a Dietitian Can Help You Lose Weight and Maintain Readiness

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Working with a professional dietitian or nutritionist can help people reach and maintain their weight management goals safely and with positive, long-term results.

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The 'BodPod' Measures Body Fat and Fat-Free Mass

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Meagan Loughanne, a health educator at Aberdeen Proving Ground Army Wellness Center, Maryland, conducts a BodPod assessment on Sgt. Abdel P. Moluh. This simple and effective assessment provides clients with an accurate measurement of their body fat percentage, fat-free mass and fat mass in pounds. Based on the client’s goals, the health educator will provide tailored education and coaching.

The BodPod is an egg-shaped machine that will give a detailed analysis of your body composition in five minutes, including measuring your fat mass, your fat-free mass, including blood, organs, and muscle.

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A Healthy Mind and Body: The Psychological Aspects Weight Loss

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Ask the Doc: The Dangers of Yo-Yo Diets and How to Avoid Them

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