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Get moving to look and feel your best! Engaging in regular physical activity is one of the most important things you and your family can do to maintain and improve your health. Visit the following sites to learn about the benefits of physical activity and how you can get moving:

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Merry Fitmas from Guard Your Health

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12/16/2014
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The 12 Days of Fitmas is the perfect way to countdown to the holidays, keep the extra pounds off, and not get behind on your physical training

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Weight Lifting for Wellness

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10/10/2014
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Weight lifting is a great way for women to build lean muscle, which improves muscle strength and endurance and reduces body fat.

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Army helps moms maintain fitness before, after childbirth

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10/1/2014
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Exercise Can Enhance Mental Health

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9/10/2014
Capt. Ezekiel "E.Z." Duran gives workout tips to Capt. Holly Brauer Jan. 1, 2014 at the 380th Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia.

You’re probably aware of the physical benefits of exercise, but exercise also plays a key role in mental health. It helps people manage stress and prevent or treat depression and anxiety, and it confers overall mental strength and resilience. What’s more, exercise is something almost everyone can do, and it’s inexpensive.

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DoD to Increase Childhood Obesity Prevention Effort

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9/5/2014
Children warm up for golf class by skipping during the Homeschool Physical Education Program hosted by Marine Corps Community Services at Desert Winds Golf Course, April 1, 2014.

The Department of Defense is combatting childhood obesity with an initiative aimed at making wellness a family affair. September marks the national observance of Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, one in three children in the United States is overweight or obese. The extra weight puts children at risk for a number of health issues, including heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.

Read More Related Topics: Operation Live Well, Nutrition, Physical Activity
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