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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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Holiday Food Safety Tip: Marinate Meat Safely

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Marinate your food in the refrigerator, and keep it there until you're ready to cook it.

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Holiday Food Safety Tip: Cook Food Thoroughly

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Use a thermometer to ensure your food is cooked to the right minimum internal temperature.

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Washing your hands often is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of bacteria.

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Holiday Food Safety Tip: Keep Cold Food Cold

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Don't let your cold dishes sit out on a counter for more than 2 hours. Keep it chilled at 40 degrees or less.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Diagnosis Treatment Guide Active Duty U.S. Military

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This infographic provides information on Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) diagnosis and treatment of active duty U.S. Armed Forces to help primary care providers screen high-risk individuals and encourage patients to explore OSA treatment options for managing this burden of disease. The data comes from an analysis of sleep apnea conducted from 2004 through 2016.  With appropriate diagnosis and treatment of OSA, this growing health concern for military populations can be effectively managed. OSA symptoms include snoring, gasping for breath during sleep, headaches, insomnia and daytime fatigue. During the surveillance period, OSA were highest in those aged 40 years or older, male non-Hispanic  black, obese, army service members, married, had more than one prior deployment or had completed 18 years or more of service.  The incidence rate among individuals aged 40 years or older was more than 3-fold higher in 2015 compared to 2004. Individuals serving 18 or more years had a 3-fold higher incidence rate of OSA in 2015, compared to 2004. The 12-year incidence rate in service members serving 18 years or more was more than 2-fold higher than those with 11-17 years of service.  Improved screening, referral, and treatment have been recommended for individuals who may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, in which OSA-associated fatigue and poor sleep quality can exacerbate symptoms.  Additionally, the STOP-BANG questionnaire for sleep apnea may help primary care providers to screen high-risk individuals and identify those whose symptoms warrant further evaluation. Individuals who suffer from OSA have increased rates of cardiovascular disease, chronic fatigue, motor vehicle accidents, cognitive impairment, and post-traumatic stress disorder.  Learn more about OSA and treatment options for managing this burden of disease by visiting Health.Mil/AFHSB

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Rates by Service, U.S. Armed Forces

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This infographic documents an increase in the incidence of Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) diagnoses and associated attrition among U.S. service members over a 12-year surveillance period from 2004-2015. It also examines time to separation from military service after an incident of OSA diagnosis. Here are key facts about the OSA incidence rates by service: •	Rates of OSA were lowest in young service members, white non-Hispanics, Marines, air crew, and in those with less than five-years of service or no prior deployments. •	The category of pilots/ air crew consistently had the lowest OSA incidence rates, compared to all other occupations •	The annual incidence rates for the Army rose steadily from 2008 to 2015 and were higher during this period than the rates of the other services  The high percentage of cases diagnosed prior to separation from service is a concern because OSA as a large health and economic burden for the armed services is a treatable and partially preventable disease. For more information on OSA, appropriate screening and prevention strategies to improve both individual health and mission performance, visit Health.mil/AFHSB

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Eating Smart on the Run

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Practice Healthy Living Habits

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One Soldier’s Journey-From Tragedy to Triumph

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