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Operation Live Well

We want to improve the health and wellness of the entire defense community. As part of 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.

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Sleep is serious: Catch your Zzzs

Article
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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Sleep | Operation Live Well

Fuel up with Go for Green

Article
3/2/2016
Salad in bowl

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

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Operation Live Well | Nutrition | Human Performance Resource Center

Leaping into spring

Article
2/29/2016
Joggers at Sunset, Motivational Monday Message wellness column

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

Article
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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Heart Health | Operation Live Well

Choosing the right personal trainer

Article
2/24/2016
Personal trainers can help you safely start and maintain an exercise routine. They can keep you motivated and accountable when it comes to reaching your fitness goals. Finding the right trainer can be challenging but important. Tony Horton, founder of the fitness program P90X, encourages Navy Lt. j.g. Shannon Kelso in a new fitness routine following a workout with the crew aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego.

Personal trainers can be worth the money, but make sure you understand what you’re paying for

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Operation Live Well | Physical Activity | Human Performance Resource Center

New dietary guidelines for Americans

Article
2/11/2016
Shown here are portion control plates to assist in healthier eating practices.

The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services released the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

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Operation Live Well | Nutrition | Human Performance Resource Center

Motivational Monday Message: Kicking the habit in a warzone

Article
2/8/2016
Joggers at Sunset, Motivational Monday Message wellness column

Motivational Monday Message: A weekly wellness column from Operation Live Well

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Motivational Monday Message: Heart Health

Article
2/1/2016
Joggers at Sunset, Motivational Monday Message wellness column

Operation Live Well’s message this week is raising awareness of the leading cause of death in America: heart disease.

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Operation Live Well | Heart Health

Overcome your weight-loss plateau

Article
1/28/2016
feet on a scale

You might be at a “plateau” in your weight-loss journey if those last pounds refuse to go away

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Operation Live Well | Nutrition | Human Performance Resource Center

Motivational Monday Message: Digging out from Jonas

Article
1/25/2016
Joggers at Sunset, Motivational Monday Message wellness column

Operation Live Well’s message this week looks past a mountain of snow to make sure those we care about have also made it through the storm.

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Shine some light on the winter blues

Article
1/22/2016
Got the wintertime blues? You’re not alone. But Navy Medicine attests there are ways to shine some light to prevent and cope with the dark days of winter. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman George Goslin)

The winter blues affects approximately 10-20 percent of the U.S. population

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Operation Live Well | Mental Health Care

Sleep is a performance asset

Article
1/21/2016
Navy Chief Mass Communication Specialist Keith DeVinney takes a long-needed break and sleeps on a bur during a field training exercise in the Angeles National Forest near Azusa, California.

As people become more sleep-deprived, they become less aware that they’re impaired

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Human Performance Resource Center | Sleep | Operation Live Well

Wondering about weight-loss supplements?

Article
1/20/2016
weight scale

If your goal is to lose weight this year, challenge yourself to do it the old-fashioned way

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Human Performance Resource Center | Nutrition | Physical Activity | Operation Live Well

Sleep is serious: Catch your Zzzs

Article
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.

Recommended Content:

Sleep | Operation Live Well

Fuel up with Go for Green

Article
3/2/2016
Salad in bowl

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

Recommended Content:

Operation Live Well | Nutrition | Human Performance Resource Center

Leaping into spring

Article
2/29/2016
Joggers at Sunset, Motivational Monday Message wellness column

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

Recommended Content:

Operation Live Well

Heart-healthy breathing blows stress away

Article
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

Recommended Content:

Heart Health | Operation Live Well

Choosing the right personal trainer

Article
2/24/2016
Personal trainers can help you safely start and maintain an exercise routine. They can keep you motivated and accountable when it comes to reaching your fitness goals. Finding the right trainer can be challenging but important. Tony Horton, founder of the fitness program P90X, encourages Navy Lt. j.g. Shannon Kelso in a new fitness routine following a workout with the crew aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego.

Personal trainers can be worth the money, but make sure you understand what you’re paying for

Recommended Content:

Operation Live Well | Physical Activity | Human Performance Resource Center

New dietary guidelines for Americans

Article
2/11/2016
Shown here are portion control plates to assist in healthier eating practices.

The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services released the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Recommended Content:

Operation Live Well | Nutrition | Human Performance Resource Center

Motivational Monday Message: Kicking the habit in a warzone

Article
2/8/2016
Joggers at Sunset, Motivational Monday Message wellness column

Motivational Monday Message: A weekly wellness column from Operation Live Well

Recommended Content:

Operation Live Well

Motivational Monday Message: Heart Health

Article
2/1/2016
Joggers at Sunset, Motivational Monday Message wellness column

Operation Live Well’s message this week is raising awareness of the leading cause of death in America: heart disease.

Recommended Content:

Operation Live Well | Heart Health

Overcome your weight-loss plateau

Article
1/28/2016
feet on a scale

You might be at a “plateau” in your weight-loss journey if those last pounds refuse to go away

Recommended Content:

Operation Live Well | Nutrition | Human Performance Resource Center

Motivational Monday Message: Digging out from Jonas

Article
1/25/2016
Joggers at Sunset, Motivational Monday Message wellness column

Operation Live Well’s message this week looks past a mountain of snow to make sure those we care about have also made it through the storm.

Recommended Content:

Operation Live Well

Shine some light on the winter blues

Article
1/22/2016
Got the wintertime blues? You’re not alone. But Navy Medicine attests there are ways to shine some light to prevent and cope with the dark days of winter. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman George Goslin)

The winter blues affects approximately 10-20 percent of the U.S. population

Recommended Content:

Operation Live Well | Mental Health Care

Sleep is a performance asset

Article
1/21/2016
Navy Chief Mass Communication Specialist Keith DeVinney takes a long-needed break and sleeps on a bur during a field training exercise in the Angeles National Forest near Azusa, California.

As people become more sleep-deprived, they become less aware that they’re impaired

Recommended Content:

Human Performance Resource Center | Sleep | Operation Live Well

Wondering about weight-loss supplements?

Article
1/20/2016
weight scale

If your goal is to lose weight this year, challenge yourself to do it the old-fashioned way

Recommended Content:

Human Performance Resource Center | Nutrition | Physical Activity | Operation Live Well
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