Want to stay fit as a military family?
USAF FitFamilies is here for you.

Whether you are just joining, or have been using FitFamilies for a while, you’ll always find valuable information on the latest health trends, exercises, and activities to help you stay at the top of your game.

DO STUFF. COLLECT POINTS. GET RECOGNIZED AS A FIT FAMILY.
Reach your family fitness goals. It’s easy with the FitFamilies GoalTracker! 
PLANKS: GOOD, BAD OR BOTH?
If you’re looking for six-pack-abs, you might have taken a closer look at planks. Planks can be viewed as either the new stomach crunch, or the old push-up. If you’re considering jumping on the plank bandwagon, we break it down for you.


BACK TO SCHOOL AND BACK
TO BASICS: Fall Focus
The beginning of a new year is technically January 1. But for parents and students, fall marks the start of a new year. It’s a time to get things in order and renew your commitment to good eating and exercise habits.
GLUTEN: BANDAGE OR BANDWAGON
We all know the person who tries every fad diet, new restaurant or exercise trend. One of the current trends is going gluten free. Is this a diet trend that will be gone in two years – or is there solid science behind the trend. We’ve got the answer.



September
National Suicide Prevention Week  (Sept. 5-11)

Throughout the week, organizations around the country hold activities and events to create awareness of suicide warning signs, recent treatment advances for mental illness and resources for support and crisis services. 




Healthy Aging Month

Healthy Aging® Month is an annual observance designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older. The mission of Healthy Aging® Month is to encourage local level Healthy Aging® events that promote taking personal responsibility for one’s health… be it physically, socially, mentally or financially.



Air Force Teen Named Military Youth of the Year

Arianna Skinner from Joint Base MDL, Fort Dix Youth Programs was named the 2016 Military Youth of the Year at a ceremony at the Army Navy Club, Washington, DC.  In partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), the military services participate in the Military Youth of the Year competition, an annual event which starts at the installation level, advances to the state and six regional levels, and culminates in the recognition of one teen who serves as a representative for military teens across the globe.


Kids Eat Well with Healthy Recipes

It can be challenging getting family members, especially children, on board when it comes to making healthy food choices. By involving children with meal preparation, they're more likely to eat what they've helped to create. For nutritious recipe options you can prepare with your children.