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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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Getting back on track: Changing your behavior to achieve goals

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4/17/2017
Tracking how you behave in situations related to your goal can help you detect which of your habits or behaviors may cause you to fail. Identifying the behaviors that led you off track is the way to help you understand what works for you and get you back on track. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bill Evans)

Tracking how you behave in situations related to your goal can help you detect which of your habits or behaviors may cause you to fail

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Preventive Services for Standard Beneficiaries

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1/6/2017
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This TRICARE TV Episode discusses TRICARE's preventive health benefits for TRICARE Standard Beneficiaries.

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Preventive Services for Prime Beneficiaries

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1/3/2017
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This TRICARE TV Episode discusses TRICARE's preventive health benefits for TRICARE Prime Beneficiaries.

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FDA says no to methylsynephrine

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4/26/2016
If you’re considering taking a dietary supplement with methylsynephrine or oxilofrine on the label, you might want to think twice.

The FDA recently announced that methylsynephrine does not meet the statutory definition of a dietary supplement ingredient

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How to avoid stress fractures

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4/8/2016
Stress fractures are common among military recruits, in about 3% of men and 9% of women, and it can take several weeks to months for stress fractures to heal. Most occur in the lower extremities, especially the lower leg and foot.

A stress fracture is a tiny crack in a bone that happens when your muscles can’t absorb shock and transfer stresses to the bone

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Eat to succeed in your training envIRONment

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4/5/2016
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Nootropics on your mind?

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3/30/2016
Two Marines shop for dietary supplements.

Nootropics are substances marketed to improve mental performance

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Armed with sleep: The importance of sleep on warfighter performance

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3/22/2016
Army Soldiers catch a few minutes of sleep on board an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III.

Scientists at the Naval Health Research Center’s Sleep and Fatigue Research Laboratory are studying the sleep concerns warfighters face

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Sleep | Operation Live Well

The need for speed workouts

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3/22/2016
A leisurely long run isn’t bad for you – it just means that if you want to run faster, you have to train faster.

Incorporate speed workouts into your runs

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Motivational Monday Message: Preventing Head Injuries

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3/14/2016
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Eating right, reduce the risk of chronic disease

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3/14/2016
Navy Culinary Specialist Seaman Peng Yan, from Los Angeles, prepares oranges in the galley aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale.

March is National Nutrition Month and this year's theme is “Savor the flavor of eating right”

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Sleep is serious: Catch your Zzzs

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3/10/2016
A Soldier gets some sleep after a mission.

Sleep hygiene involves a variety of different behavioral practices which are necessary for quality sleep and full alertness during waking hours.

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Fuel up with Go for Green

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3/2/2016
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The Department of Defense’s G4G program promotes nutritious foods and beverages to optimize your fitness, strength and health

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Leaping into spring

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2/29/2016
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Operation Live Well’s message this week looks at one of the calendar’s most unique features: Leap Day.

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Heart-healthy breathing blows stress away

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2/26/2016
Airmen and Soldiers practice breathing and relaxation during their off duty time in a deployed location. Stress can take its toll on your mental and physical health, including your heart health, but there are breathing techniques to buffer yourself from it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Lance Cheung)

Stress can take its toll on your heart health, but there are breathing techniques to buffer yourself from it

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