Getting in shape can be fun and a wonderful opportunity to bond with your family and community. Military OneSource resources can help you begin or sustain your path to a healthier you.
As a parent of young children, your time may not always feel like your own. Despite your best efforts to stay on top of your family’s schedule, there’s always another mess to clean or mouth to feed.
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.
All soldiers are required to pass the new Army Combat Fitness Test, which replaced the Army Physical Fitness Test in October 2020.
From high-intensity aerobic workouts to relaxing yoga, your installation’s fitness center has classes for everyone, at every level. Classes are available for little or no cost to anyone who can access the gym through the Morale, Welfare and Recreation program.
Optimal health begins with nutrition, fitness and active living. From guidelines on developing healthy eating habits and ideas on how to stay fit to strategies for giving your child a happy, healthy start, Military OneSource provides practical and fresh content as well as initiatives and programs that will motivate you to maintain healthy living and manage your health in creative ways.
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.
National Guard members and their families face many of the same challenges as active-duty military families. Your Guard status does, however, mean that you face some unique issues, like connecting with the resources you need when you don’t live near an installation and transitioning back to your civilian job.
Deployment can impact a household budget. Your pay could change, or you could incur some unexpected expenses. With the right information and a little extra effort, you can stay fiscally fit during deployment and stay in command of your household budget. Follow these tips to achieve financial stability and health even while you’re gone.
Your service member doesn’t have to face financial hardship alone. Free information, resources and counseling are available.
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.
They say money can’t buy happiness, but a financially-healthy future can buy peace of mind. Plus, financial security at home allows service members to be more focused and mission-ready.
Starting or joining a community garden can provide service members and their families with better access to fresh foods at a reduced cost, among many other benefits. They also help address the Department of Defense’s priority to make a wider variety of food available to military families.
Getting in shape, eating better and exercising regularly helps us lower stress, improve self-esteem and our general well-being. Individuals with special needs often share in these same goals and can achieve their health and fitness goals with the help of an adaptive fitness and nutrition plan.
The Department of Defense offers military parents a variety of child care services so each family can find a solution that fits their needs. Military OneSource now provides MilParents another way to find hourly child care.
Physical fitness is a big part of life in the Navy. It’s required. To ensure the fleet stays mission ready, each sailor regularly takes the Physical Readiness Test to make sure they can meet the physical demands of military service.
From fitness and sports to tickets and travel, MWR programs offer something for everyone. Whether you’re stationed on an installation or off, you’ll always have a way to access these offerings to relax, have fun and connect with others.