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Environmental Fitness

Some environmental factors affect our physical, mental, or spiritual health, and some just affect our ability to complete our job or mission. A well-organized work environment can also optimize performance, enhance mental or spiritual wellness, and help avoid potential hazards. Time spent organizing your environment is likely to pay off in the long term.

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Air Quality Awareness in a Haze

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9/15/2022
Hazy sunset view at Puget Sound

Due to raging wildfires scorching thousands of acres from British Columbia to northern California, there’s been a murky layer which has settled over the entire area, which has even closed highways and mountain passes in Washington State.

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Are You Prepared for a Disaster?

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7/7/2022
Start by creating a basic disaster emergency kit and create a plan to get back together as a family in the event of a disaster.

How to prepare for an evacuation affecting your family? Or even losing your home? Start by creating a basic disaster emergency kit and create a plan to get back together as a family in the event of a disaster.

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Keep Your Car Winter Ready

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2/9/2022
Keep Your Car Winter Ready

Driving in the winter can be dangerous, so it's important to follow these tips to properly winterize your car for snow, ice, and cold weather.

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Winter Safety

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1/21/2022
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Don’t Underestimate Mother Nature: Winter Safety Tips for Cold Weather

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12/23/2021
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Don’t fool with Mother Nature in the winter: Be prepared

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Ask the Doc: My Nose Knows

Article
4/15/2021
Many people suffer from season allergies.

Dear Doc: I suffer from horrible allergies every year and I've just changed duty stations to an area that I've been told is especially bad for them in the spring. I've tried over-the-counter meds for years and nothing seems to work. With things starting to bloom, I'm almost afraid to go outside. How can I keep my allergies in check and make sure I can finally enjoy the warm weather in the next few months? — My Nose Knows (and so do my eyes and throat)

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Total Force Fitness Reintroduction

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2/17/2021
Total Force Fitness Reintroduction

The Military Health System is reintroducing Total Force Fitness. 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.

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5 Ideas for Nature Bathing in Winter

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1/4/2021
The number 5 against a forest backdrop, with the text "Here are 5 ideas for Nature Bathing in Winter"

Nature bathing? It’s a thing and comes with numerous benefits. It’s simply spending time outdoors and immersing yourself in nature. But, how does one enjoy nature bathing with Jack Frost nipping at your nose?

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