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Fuel for the mission series 3: Hydrated

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6/22/2022
Fuel for the mission series 3: Hydrated

Prolonged or intense periods of exertion can cause dehydration and loss of electrolytes — such as sodium, potassium, and magnesium. Remember to stay hydrated and drink fluids frequently, even when you are not thirsty. https://www.hprc-online.org/nutritional-fitness/performance-nutrition/basic-hydration-strategies

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Hydration Beverages – How to Choose your Drink

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Hydration Beverages – How to Choose your Drink

Not all beverages hydrate equally! Before picking your beverage of choice, check out this list of pros and cons to avoid sugary or harmful drinks. https://www.hprc-online.org/nutrition/performance-nutrition/hydration-beverages-how-choose-your-drink

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Fuel for the mission series 2: Refuel

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Fuel for the mission series 2: Refuel

Maximize energy stores! Low energy stores = fatigue! It's extremely important to refuel the body with proper nutrients and hydration every 3-5 hours -- energy stores need to be restored regularly to maintain optimal health. Learn more: https://phc.amedd.army.mil/topics/healthyliving/n/Pages/PerformanceNutrition.aspx

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Supplement Safety - Ask the Expert

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6/22/2022
Supplement Safety - Ask the Expert

Ever wonder if your dietary supplement contains a prohibited ingredient or if it's safe to use? Use the @OPSS "Ask the Expert" feature to get a customized, fact-based answer from their experts. https://www.opss.org/ask-the-expert

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Warfighter Nutrition

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Warfighter Nutrition

As a service member, proper nutrition can make or break your ability to complete your training or mission and affect your well-being. Take nutrition seriously, and you’ll see the positive effects on your performance. Get started here: https://www.hprc-online.org/nutrition/warfighter-nutrition-guide#home

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Eat to Fuel your Performance

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6/22/2022
Eat to Fuel your Performance

You’ve heard of the food pyramid, but now meet the “Power Plate” 🍽️ This helpful tool provides a guide to create balanced meals for yourself meant to improve your physical and mental performance. Remember, food is more than simple sustenance, it’s #FueltoFight! https://www.hprc-online.org/nutrition/performance-nutrition/power-plate-eat-fuel-your-performance

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Handy guide to Portion Sizes

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6/22/2022
Handy guide to Portion Sizes

#DYK? You already have the tools you need to guide your portion sizes, and the best part is… it’s already attached to you! Use these handy ✋😉 tips to make sure you’re eating the right amount of food to properly fuel your body. https://www.hprc-online.org/nutritional-fitness/performance-nutrition/your-handy-guide-portion-sizes

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Science and Nutrition

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6/22/2022
Science and Nutrition

Effective science-based nutrition strategies can optimize your mental and physical performance during training, operations, and routine activities. If you need help getting started, work with a registered dietitian to help you make the right food choices to fuel your mind and body! For more information, start here:https://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/index.html

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National Fresh Breath Day

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6/21/2022
National Fresh Breath Day

Improve your oral hygiene this National #FreshBreathDay by brushing twice a day, flossing, and staying hydrated to prevent bad breath. Remember, practicing great oral health is the number one way to lower the risk of cancer, prevent gum disease and tooth decay, and more. To learn more visit: health.mil/dental

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August

Anniversary of School of Air Evacuation at USAFSAM

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6/21/2022
Anniversary of School of Air Evacuation at USAFSAM

Happy Anniversary, School of Air Evacuation. Cheers to 79 years of sacrifice and dedication to ensuring a medically ready force. #Salute @USAFMedicine @AFResearchLab

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August

Immunization Awareness Month

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Immunization Awareness Month

Vaccines are effective and offer the protection your body needs to fight serious diseases. When was the last time you checked to see if your immunizations are up to date? Start by calling your doctor and scheduling an appointment to update your vaccines. www.health.mil/Vaccines #ImmunizationAwarenessMonth

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August

International Overdose Awareness Day

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6/21/2022
International Overdose Awareness Day

There are things you can do to prevent overdose: storing medications safely, reading and following all instructions, and calling your doctor if a medication seems to be too much for you. Learn more: https://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Conditions-and-Treatments/Substance-Abuse

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August

World Lung Cancer Day

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6/21/2022
World Lung Cancer Day

Lung cancer continues to be one of the most common cancers worldwide, claiming more lives yearly than breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined. Take some time today to learn more about the risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of lung cancer. For screening options, visit: https://tricare.mil/CoveredServices/IsItCovered/CancerScreenings

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August

World Mosquito Day

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World Mosquito Day

Mosquitoes carry diseases that are dangerous to humans and pets. Learn about the dangers and how you can stay safe this summer: https://health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Combat-Support/Public-Health/Bug-Borne-Illnesses/Mosquito-Borne-Illnesses

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August

Purple Heart Day

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6/21/2022
Purple Heart Day

The Purple Heart medal is presented to service members who have been wounded or killed as a result of enemy action while serving. Today, we remember and honor the brave men and women and their sacrifice in service to our country.

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August
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