Health & Wellness
Good health is critical to military and family readiness, allowing service members to perform their responsibilities at work and at home to the best of their abilities. While Military OneSource does not provide direct health care services, it provides resources that can help you maintain good health. Check out our fresh, practical content on healthy living and more.
Understanding the Americans With Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act has been protecting disabled people's civil rights for more than 25 years, making sure they have the same opportunities as everyone else to be part of everyday American life.
The Road Ahead at Home and Work
As a wounded warrior, you deserve the easiest possible transition from military to civilian life. A severe injury does change the way you live your life, but it does not have to change the course of your career or the quality of your home life.
The Transformative Power of Adaptive Sports Programs
For many years, individuals with disabilities have been using sports as a therapeutic tool to overcome serious injury or illness and as a means of recovery.
The Military Medical Evaluation Process
The Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs have simplified and streamlined the medical evaluation process for service members and their families through the creation of the Integrated Disability Evaluation System. Additionally, your Physical Evaluation Board liaison officer acts as your main intermediary during the process, providing valuable guidance and serving as a patient advocate.
Why It’s Important to Know Your Family’s Medical History
Genes impact more than just eye color and height. They also play a big part in your health. The health of your family members and their medical conditions, past and present, could have a big impact on you, and it's worth finding out as much as you can.
Getting Help for Combat Stress
Learning to recognize the signs of combat stress in yourself, another service member or a family member who has returned from a war zone can help you call on the right resources to begin the healing process.
Suicide is a serious concern in military communities; service members and their families deal with a great number of stressors. You can help reduce the risk of suicide. Pay attention to those around you — or reach out to talk to someone if you feel you can’t cope.
Understanding and Dealing With Combat Stress and PTSD
Combat stress, also known as battle fatigue, is a common response to the mental and emotional strain when confronted with dangerous and traumatic situations. It is a natural reaction to the wear and tear of the body and mind after extended and demanding operations.
8 Rewards of Tobacco-Free Living
The benefits of quitting tobacco are limitless and start immediately. Your health and your finances are just the beginning of what you’ll improve for both yourself and your family. Here are eight of the many benefits you’ll experience with a new, tobacco-free life.
7 Postpartum Fitness Tips for New Moms
Congratulations on the new addition to your family and welcome to motherhood. Your body has been through many changes and you may not feel comfortable in your postpartum body. That's perfectly normal.
How to Deal with Stress as a Caregiver
It’s hard to avoid stress when you’re caring for a loved one with a serious injury or an ongoing wound or illness. Caregiving is an important job that can be extremely demanding.
Becoming a Caregiver for a Wounded, Ill or Injured Service Member
When your spouse or loved one suffers a severe injury or debilitating illness, it can feel as if your entire world has been turned upside down — and the goals and plans you had for yourself, your marriage and your family go on hold.
Helping You and Your Family Survive a Suicide
Surviving the suicide of a loved one is different than a “natural death” and can be especially traumatic. It is common for survivors to feel that they didn’t do enough to save their loved one, creating feelings of what is called “survivor guilt.”
Follow These Stress Relief Tips
Some stress in your life is healthy. It can motivate you to change behavior and develop skills, especially in military life.
How to Cope With a Traumatic Event
A violent act, catastrophic accident, or sudden loss can leave you feeling anxious and fearful, which are normal reactions. But if anxiety and fears are taking over your or a loved one's life, you may want to consider professional help.
Make Active Living a Priority to Improve Family Fitness
Staying fit is part of the military lifestyle, but that doesn't mean it's easy. If you’re struggling to embrace an active lifestyle, remember there are lots of choices out there.
Practicing Good Nutrition Boosts Personal Performance
Military members need to stay in shape so that they can perform their duties. One of the best ways to build strength and stamina is by eating nutritious foods. Here are some tips on how to start.
Preventing Injuries in Military Training
As a service member, you can push yourself hard to reach your peak fitness goals. However, ramping up your workout too much could lead to injuries that can affect your daily performance. You can reduce your risk of injury by being informed.
How to Be Healthy Through the Holidays
Don’t let the hectic holiday schedule and party foods derail your health, nutrition and fitness goals. Sure, you want to have fun, but not so much you regret it come New Year’s Day.
5210 Healthy Military Children
If you want a winning combination for healthy kids, try 5210. Get them started on a healthy path with an easy-to-remember plan.