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Meeting Military Fitness Standards

Physical fitness is a big part of life in the military. It’s required. Each service member is regularly tested. A Military OneSource Health and Wellness Coach can help you get or stay fit.

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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.

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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.

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Benefits for Members of the National Guard and Reserves

Through programs like Military OneSource, the Department of Defense offers resources, services and tools to help individuals and families navigate civilian and military life. These benefits are designed to be accessible to those who don’t live near an installation. Learn what’s available so you don’t miss out.

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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.
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The Road Ahead – The Essentials

For their commitment and service to their country, wounded warriors deserve the easiest possible transition from military to civilian life. Military OneSource provides wounded warriors with strategies to navigate the road ahead – connecting them with programs, services and other resources on their journey to recovery. Find the support you need to make the return to both work and home as smooth as possible. While Military OneSource does not provide direct health care services, it does offer information about health care resources and benefits.

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Healthy Living – Resources

As a military member, you have several resources available to support your health — from nutrition courses and fitness initiatives to military family programs and wellness centers. Discover and explore different tools that can help make healthy. …
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Joining the Military Community – The Essentials

As you settle in, you’ll want to take advantage of the numerous ways to connect to your new military community and neighbors. That means making friends, doing fun activities during your free time, finding resources to learn hobbies and knowing where to turn when you need help.

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.

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The Army Combat Fitness Test

All soldiers are required to pass the new Army Combat Fitness Test, which replaced the Army Physical Fitness Test in October 2020.

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New to the Military – Benefits

Military life has a long list of rewarding benefits that are hard to match in the civilian world. Take full advantage of them to help you thrive in your new career. General benefits Food and housing: Free. …
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Staying Healthy During COVID-19

It’s normal to relax as you engage in everyday activities when you’re comfortable with the task. Avoid risk during coronavirus-19, follow guidelines and don’t cut corners on your health.

10 Reasons Why the Military Is a Great Career Choice

When your loved one decides to join the military, they’re taking an important step toward a great career path. As a parent, relative or significant other of someone who has joined the military – or is considering doing so – rest assured that there are many career and personal opportunities available to them.

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Caregiver Support Services – The Essentials

For military caregivers, each day can bring new questions and new challenges. Make sure you are accessing the resources and support you need to care for yourself and your loved one. Military OneSource offers several resources tailored specifically to the needs of caregivers and their families.

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Caregivers – Resources

As a caregiver of a loved one with special needs or a life-changing injury, it’s important that you have access to the resources and support you need. Installation EFMP Family Support providers, Military OneSource and other government agencies. …
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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.

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Mental Health Matters in the Military

Just as physical fitness is a central part of military life, good mental health is as important for your well-being, and military and family readiness. Mental health challenges and issues shouldn’t be ignored or hidden. There are lots of resources available to help anyone suffering get diagnosed and get better.