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Metabolism v. Metabolic Rate

People confuse words all the time. Some say “supposively or supposably” when they mean “supposedly.” Others use “for all intensive purposes” when they should say “for all intents and purposes.” Many use metabolism and metabolic rate interchangeably as though they are the same thing. But they’re not.   >>>
Organic Fruit: An “A-peeling” Topic

There are a lot of nasty things that can be avoided if you buy organic fruit even though organic fruit may be misshapen and ugly. On the other hand, non-organic fruit can be pretty but you could be munching on a fungicide, herbicide, insecticide or pesticide.   >>>
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (and Heart)

If you smoke, you may be used to it getting in your eyes. However, you’re careful to smoke downwind from your non-smoking friends. You respect others and smoke outside. You try not to smoke around your kids. But what about your heart? It doesn’t have a choice.     >>>


American Heart Month

During the month of February, Americans see the human heart as the symbol of love. February is American Heart Month, a time to show yourself the love. Learn about your risks for heart disease and stroke and stay "heart healthy" for yourself and your loved ones.  >>>


Mayo Clinic – 8 Steps to prevent heart disease

Changing your eating habits can be tough. Start with these eight strategies to kick-start your way toward a heart-healthy diet.   >>>

Air Force Youth Programs
Gets Ready for Kick Butts Day

For the fourth consecutive year, OSD is partnering with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to encourage military youth to be active and organize events to promote tobacco cessation and healthy living in their community on Kick Butts Day
Youth Camping Opportunities

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Military Youth and Family Program is sponsoring two winter camps for military teens (14-18) in New Hampshire.  Partial travel expenses are covered so teens do not need to live in NH to attend.  >>>

Camp Corral Registration is Now Open

Camp Corral provides free summer camp opportunities for military children. This nonprofit organization expanded their 2015 camping program and now offers summer camp sessions at 23 camps in 19 states.