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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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Make your meals a veggie victory

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10/9/2015
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There is no consensus on a “perfect diet,” but the healthiest diets have one thing in common: plenty of vegetables daily

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Motivational Monday Message: All You Can Eat

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Col. Thomas Hundley’s Operation Live Well message this week looks at the upcoming holidays and all the traditional eating and overeating that can result.

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Motivational Monday Message: PMCS Your Body (Part 6), This Little Light of Mine

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9/28/2015
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Lt. Col. Thomas Hundley’s Operation Live Well message this week, part six of a series, relates the story of a single candle’s light easing fears during a childhood storm.

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Motivational Monday Message: PMCS Your Body (Part 5), High-Performance Fuel

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9/21/2015
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Lt. Col. Thomas Hundley’s Operation Live Well message this week, part five of a series, compares the grade of gasoline you put in your car to the quality of food you put in your body, and the effects of each on performance.

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Motivational Monday Message: PMCS Your Body (Part 4), The Brain Box

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Lt. Col. Thomas Hundley’s Operation Live Well message this week, part four of a series, ties the breakdown of a car and expensive repair to health and fitness.

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Motivational Monday Message: PMCS Your Body (Part 3), Move It or Lose It!

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9/7/2015
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Lt. Col. Thomas Hundley’s Operation Live Well message this week, part three of a series, looks back at what happened to his car kept in storage during a one-year deployment, and applies it to what can happen to any of us if we are inactive too long.

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Motivational Monday Message: PMCS Your Body (Part 2)

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8/31/2015
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Lt. Col. Thomas Hundley’s Operation Live Well message this week, part two of a series, applies the concept of Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services or PMCS to your personal health by urging you to take yourself down for maintenance and REST.

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Motivational Monday Message: PMCS Your Body (Part 1)

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Lt. Col. Thomas Hundley’s Operation Live Well message this week, part one of a series, applies the concept of Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services or PMCS to your personal health.

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Preventive health – The best defense against illness

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8/19/2015
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It's Preventive Health Month! Learn how good health habits help to protect against disease and illness.

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Motivational Monday Message: Manure

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Lt. Col. Thomas Hundley’s Operation Live Well message this week looks at ways to turn the worst life throws at you into something beautiful.

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Sailors, families, and youth face misconceptions about "E-cigs"

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8/14/2015
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Electronic cigarettes are having a tremendous, and potentially unsafe, impact on youth as well as current adult smokers hoping to quit, according to health and safety professionals at Naval Submarine Base New London

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Admiral talks healthy aging

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8/13/2015
Navy Rear Adm. Raquel Bono, a physician and director of the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) National Capital Region Medical Directorate, speaks at the Healthy Aging Summit in Washington, D.C., July 27, 2015. (Photo by Sharon Renee Taylor, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Public Affairs)

Navy Rear Adm. Raquel Bono, a physician and director of the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) National Capital Region Medical Directorate, told attendees of the Healthy Aging Summit that what we do now affects how we will live later.

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Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s make it work

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The first week of August is known as World Breastfeeding Week in many health and preventive health circles. Research has revealed numerous health benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child.

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One Soldier’s Journey-From Tragedy to Triumph

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4/28/2015
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Retired Maj. Damon T. Armeni served with 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, deploying three times during his seven years assigned to this unit. In 2004, he was severely injured when his Stryker combat vehicle was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade. He is sharing his story to help others understand the importance of teamwork and to encourage those ...

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Healthy Living with TRICARE

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Find out how to use your healthy living habits with your health care coveage to live your healthiest life? Learn more at www.tricare.mil/livewell.

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