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We are dedicated to providing you—the Air Force family—
with the latest in fitness information and tips to get you
moving and eating right. Be sure to check out these valuable
online resources to help educate your family on how to live
a healthy lifestyle together.


Food & Nutrition

Provides, tips, recipes, publications, Q&A, and benefits of fruits
and vegetables for better health.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
AND’s commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives brings
the Academy into the forefront of five critical health areas
facing all Americans: Obesity and overweight, with a focus on
children; Healthy aging; Safe, sustainable and nutritious food
supply; Nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics; Integrative medicine,
including supplements and alternative medicine.

Aetna Intelihealth
Contains health and weight management information, interactive
quizzes and calculators, a nutrition database and recipes for
weight loss.

Aim For a Healthy Weight
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) guidelines
provide you with a new approach for the measurement of
overweight and obesity and a set of steps for safe and effective
weight loss.

America on the Move
America on the Move offers free, personalized online resources,
interactive tools, community support, and fun events.

Ask the Dietitian
Contains many FAQs including questions and answers
concerning overweight issues, diets, diets, and many more
as well as links to additional resources.

Atkins Diet Alert
A resource to help with questions and concerns about
high-protein diets. Created by the Physicians Committee
for Responsible Medicine.

Bam! Body and Mind
Fitness and Nutrition website from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention.

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
From The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and
Health Promotion. The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance
System (BRFSS) is a state-based system of health surveys that
collects information on health risk behaviors, preventive health
practices, and health care access primarily related to chronic
disease and injury.

Delicious Decisions
Online recipes with dozens of other tempting
heart-healthy meals.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Dietary Guidelines for Americans has been published jointly
every 5 years since 1980 by the Department of Health and
Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The Guidelines provide authoritative advice for people two years
and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and
reduce risk for major chronic diseases. They serve as the basis
for Federal food and nutrition education programs.

Discovery Health
Provides articles, advice and resources for nutrition, fitness
and weight loss.

Family Doctor.org
Health information for the whole family from the American
Academy of Family Physicians.

Fat Calories.com
Nutrition information from fast food restaurants.

Fit to Fight - Commander Toolkit
Nutrition and Fitness Resources from the Air Force
Medical Service.

Fit Watch.com
Provides basic information about fitness, exercise
and nutrition along with tools to analyze and track
fitness results.

Fitness Center (Mayo Clinic)
Find fitness information and expert exercise advice
on starting an exercise program, staying motivated,
preventing injury and more.

Food & Nutrition (Mayo Clinic)
Contains information on food and nutrition and what
constitutes a healthy diet, healthy cooking and
healthy eating.

Food and Nutrition -
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Contain reports, publications, resources and information from
the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding food and nutrition.

Food and Nutrition Information Center
The Food and Nutrition Information Center provides
credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition
and health professionals, educators, government
personnel and consumers.

Food Fit
Contains up-to-date information on good food and good
health including tools, recipes and guides.

Fruits & Veggies | More Matters
We can help you eat more fruits & vegetables! Fruits & Veggies–
More Matters® is a health initiative focused on helping Americans increase fruit & vegetable consumption for better health.

Let's Move: America's Move to raise a
Healthier Generation of Kids

Let’s Move! has an ambitious but important goal: to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation.  Let’s Move will give parents the support they need, provide healthier food in schools, help our kids to be more physically active, and make healthy, affordable food available in every part of our country. Join First Lady Michelle Obama, community leaders, teachers, doctors, nurses, moms and dads in a nationwide campaign to tackle the challenge of childhood obesity.

MSNBC Nutrition and Fitness Library
Diet, fitness and health resources.

National Heart Lung Blood Institute: Portion Control
Do you know how food portions have changed in 20 years? Anyone eating on the run or at restaurants has probably noticed that food portions have gotten larger. With this growth have come increases in waistlines and body weight. This website helps you understand the amount of physical activity required to burn off the extra calories provided by these larger portions.

Nutrition Analysis Tool (NAT) University of Illinois
NAT is provided as a public service by the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department at the University of Illinois. The tool is intended to empower individuals to select a nutrient dense diet. It is not intended to replace the advice of a physician or health professional. 

Nutrition - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC nutrition efforts cover a wide spectrum of related topics.
Good nutrition is vital to good health, disease prevention, and
essential for healthy growth and development of children
and adolescents.

Sentry Health Monitors: Understanding Food Labels
Food labels are more than just a federal requirement – once you understand the information they provide, you can use food labels as a guide to planning healthier meals and snacks. 

Weight Loss Center (Mayo Clinic)
Explore components of successful weight loss, from
diet and exercise to weight-loss programs, weight-loss
products and weight-loss surgery.

Military Family Fitness


Air Force Medical Services
AFMS provides seamless health service support to U.S. Air Force service members, veterans and their families, and works as an integral part of the Military Health System (MHS) to advance medical education and research.

Follow them on Twitter

Wingman Project
The Wingman Project aims to eliminate suicide in the Air National Guard community through outreach and direct collaboration with ANG care providers.
•  Learn the ACE method of suicide intervention: Ask, Care, Escort.
•  Download the Wingman Project mobile app to get quick access to
   suicide intervention resources and set reminders to check in with
   your Wingman.
•  Watch informative training videos on the Wingman Project website
   or on our YouTube page.
•  Connect on Facebook and Twitter to get daily updates and
   inspirational quotes.
•  Take the ACE challenge on Facebook to earn your ACE wings.

Ready 54
ANG Resiliency for the Whole Family has Arrived!
•  Unique videos teaching "Resiliency in 54 Seconds"
•  Fun and informative ANG-centric articles
•  Connect with care providers
•  Fresh content every week
•  Connect on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter
•  Stay resilient with the Ready54 mobile app on iPhone and Android

Military Family Fitness
Spouse & Family Fitness

Commissary
Eat Healthy – Be Active Your Way

Exchange Be Fit
Operation: BEFIT! Your guide to a healthy lifestyle

Human Performance Resource Center
A DoD inititiative under the Force Health Protection and Readiness Program. This is an online, one-stop clearinghouse of evidence-based information and resources to help Warfighters and their families be the best that they can be.

Financial Health


Military Saves
Military Saves encourages the military community to meet immediate needs and build long-term wealth through saving and debt reduction.

FINRA Investor Education Foundation
The FINRA Investor Education Foundation’s Military Financial Education Project delivers free, unbiased financial education tools and training to servicemembers, their spouses and on-base financial educators through a variety of programs and public awareness initiatives.

Adult Fitness


America on the Move
America on the Move offers free, personalized online resources,
interactive tools, community support, and fun events.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
BMI Calculator

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems. Visit this website to determine your own BMI.

Discovery Health
Provides articles, advice and resources for nutrition, fitness
and weight loss.

Discovery Health National Body Challenge
Discovery Health’s National Body Challenge is a FREE, eight-week, comprehensive fitness and weight-loss challenge that provides the tools and inspiration, online and on television, to get in shape, shed extra pounds and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Open to individuals, groups and families, the National Body Challenge offers the flexibility for participants to make the right choices to meet their personal nutrition and fitness goals.

Exercise Daily!
ExerciseDaily! is a free online wellness magazine.

Fit to Fight - Commander Toolkit
Nutrition and Fitness Resources from the Air Force
Medical Service.

Fit Watch.com
Provides basic information about fitness, exercise
and nutrition along with tools to analyze and track
fitness results.

Fitness Center (Mayo Clinic)
Find fitness information and expert exercise advice
on starting an exercise program, staying motivated,
preventing injury and more.

Food & Nutrition (Mayo Clinic)
Contains information on food and nutrition and what
constitutes a healthy diet, healthy cooking and
healthy eating.

GoFamz!
At GoFamz! we believe health and fitness are most achievable and maintainable in the context of family and friendships, and in discovering new adventures...together!

Government Recreation & Fitness
The forum for military and government recreation and fitness managers worldwide. Features news and in-depth reports on concepts, methods and equipment, the latest trends, policies, practices and products.  Maintains dialogue with readers at U.S. military installations—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard; Veterans’ hospital; National parks; state and local facilities; and more.

Healthy Choices - Commissaries.com
DeCA is a partner with TRICARE and DoD nutrition
and medical professionals from all services in an
effort to encourage military consumers to read labels
and make healthier food choices to improve health
and control weight.

Let's Move: America's Move to raise a
Healthier Generation of Kids
Let’s Move! has an ambitious but important goal: to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation.  Let’s Move will give parents the support they need, provide healthier food in schools, help our kids to be more physically active, and make healthy, affordable food available in every part of our country. Join First Lady Michelle Obama, community leaders, teachers, doctors, nurses, moms and dads in a nationwide campaign to tackle the challenge of childhood obesity.

Medical Fitness Association
The Medical Fitness Association (MFA) mission is to foster
opportunities for the development and operational success of
medically integrated fitness centers. MFA provides industry
standards, educational programs, benchmarks, outcome
measurements, professional development and networking
opportunities for the medical fitness industry.

MSNBC Nutrition and Fitness Library
Diet, fitness and health resources.

Physical Activity for Everyone
Provides resources on physical activity from the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention.

The Fitness Jumpsite
Contains active calorie calculator, fitness library,
resources for getting active, nutrition made easy,
managing your weight and fitness equipment.

The Presidents Council on
Physical Fitness and Sports

Health, physical activity, fitness and sports information
website of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness
and Sports.

Youth Fitness


Kids Health:
Children's Health Web MD:
Kids.gov:

Helpful resources for youth health topics

Bam! Body and Mind
Fitness and Nutrition website from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention.


Fitness Resources for Your Children

There's no scarcity of activities that you can make available to your child, and all kids can find some form of exercise that they enjoy. If you can get your child interested in an activity like this when he's young, exercise and fitness are more likely to become a habit that lasts for many decades.

Youth Health


Children's Health
NPR reports on children's health and medical news including health insurance, new treatments for diseases, and child product safety recalls.

Cancer


American Institute for Cancer Research
Education on diet and cancer prevention, recipes, free brochures.
Explains obesity and lack of physical activity’s link with cancer.

Diabetes


American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association funds research, publishes scientific findings, provides information and other services to people with diabetes, their families, health professionals and the public.

Diabetes Self Management
Diabetes Self-Management brings you the information you
need to control your diabetes and improve your health.

Heart


American Heart Association

The American Heart Association’s mission is to reduce disability
and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Health Information Center

Provides health information, tools and publications from the
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Lung


National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Health Information Center

Provides health information, tools and publications from the
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Tobacco Cessation


Quit Tobacco - Make Everyone Proud
Tobacco use impacts physical fitness, night vision, and
healing and impairs mission readiness. Find out how you
can quit or help others quit by accessing “Quit Tobacco -
Make Everyone Proud”, a DoD website that provides free
cessation coaching and other resources to aid in cessation.

The Great American Smokeout
Contains advice on how to quit smoking, from advice
on planning how to quit to tips for when cravings hit.
Also provides contact information for counselors who
are ready to talk to you anytime, day or night.

Sun Protection


The SunWise Program
The SunWise Program is an environmental and health
education program that aims to teach children and their
caregivers how to protect themselves from overexposure
to the sun.

Parenting


CareTeen - We care about your teen


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