June 30, 2014
By U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The health challenge designed for adults called the Performance Triad is in Week 4.
Military, their family members and retirees can enhance their overall health through sleep, activity and nutrition, all vital components to healthy living.
For the next 22 weeks, participants are asked to think about what could keep them from reaching their goals and how they can overcome these barriers when other responsibilities compete for their time and energy.
-- Sleep, Activity and Nutrition Goals
Local physical fitness centers (PFCs) and medical treatment facilities (MTFs) are a great resource to help you with your goals. Stop by either to learn about the services they provide to beneficiaries.
Here are some topics to discover: sleep education, weight management and metabolic testing, exercise testing and exercise prescription, stress management education and biofeedback, nutrition education, wellness coaching, body composition analysis and health assessments.
Check your MTF for a nutrition clinic, which accepts self-referrals for nutrition counseling. Ask your primary care provider for a referral to a registered dietician nutritionist.
A nutritionist is especially needed if you have a pre-existing medical condition, such as diabetes, elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure or any condition that limits your food choices.
(Note: Information has been pulled from Army Medical Command's challenge.)