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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.

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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Training for a healthy heart can improve overall health

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Service members must be heart healthy to perform optimally throughout their military careers.

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Healthy Heart for Body & Soul

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February is American heart health month and the Military Health System wants to help you maintain optimum heart health utilizing the Total Force Fitness tool.

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Navy Lt. stresses importance of being proactive during winter training

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Sleep and TBI

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Sleep disturbances are common for service members and veterans following a mild TBI, also known as concussion.

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A ‘holistic framework’ for Total Force Fitness through 2021

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Total Force Fitness is being re-introduced in 2021 by all branches of the military, to include an emphasis on holistic training that goes far beyond physical fitness.

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USU launches into 2021 with Team Wellness Challenge

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COVID-19 presents challenges to heart health, physical fitness

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Because of COVID-19 shutdowns, the overall health of both military personnel and beneficiaries has taken a hit over the last year.

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February 2021 Toolkit

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Every February is Heart Health Month to raise awareness of heart disease and promote healthy prevention strategies. A healthy heart is vital to overall wellness, and critical to readiness and optimizing performance. Viewing Heart Health through the lens of two Total Force Fitness domains, Physical Fitness and Spiritual and Ideological Fitness, the MHS is taking a holistic approach to the heart this February, to understand how the body and soul impact heart health, and vice versa. The toolkit also contains information on Winter Safety and how extreme cold weather can affect your heart. It also has graphics and messages you can use for holidays and observances during February, notably Black History Month.

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TFF: A holistic approach to health and performance

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Religious support team deploys to help frontline healthcare workers

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Military chaplains and religious affairs specialist deploy to support our military medical providers responding working on the frontlines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Social fitness can impact overall health and readiness

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DOD Launches “My MilLife Guide” Text Message Program to Boost Wellness

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DoD has launched My MilLife Guide, a new program that sends text messages designed to help the military community boost overall wellness while navigating stresses related to COVID-19.

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Decreasing cervical cancer – one HPV vaccine at a time

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8 Easy New Year’s Resolution Ideas for a Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit

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Are you trying to get motivated to stick to a New Year’s Resolution? New Year’s is a perfect opportunity to catch up on things that you have been putting off. Set simple achievable goals for success.

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COVID-19: Lifestyle Tips to Stay Healthy

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As we move toward a third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the virus has changed many of our daily routines in ways no one anticipated and that have become the new normal.

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