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Total Force Fitness

Welcome to Total Force Fitness, a program that supports the first line of effort in the National Defense Strategy – Build a More Lethal Force. The Total Force Fitness concept focuses on a Service Member’s entire health throughout their career, connecting eight dimensions of fitness to optimize health, performance and readiness holistically.

Eight Dimensions of Fitness    Illustration of a male face with the words "Ask the Doc"

Enhancing just one dimension, or even two or three, like physical fitness, preventive care and nutrition, misses the connections that collectively lead to wellness. All the domains play a role in optimal health and performance. Some individuals may need to focus more attention on strengthening one area. For example, a Service Member in the absolute peak of physical health can still have their performance impacted by financial problems, or by feeling isolated in a new duty station.

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Good oral care requires lifetime commitment

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