These resources can help you find the information you need about healthful eating, physical activity, and other healthy-lifestyle topics.
US ARMY PUBLIC HEALTH COMMAND
Click on “Topics and Services,” then “Healthy Living” for information on nutrition, physical fitness, and several other health-related subjects.
NAVY AND MARINE CORPS PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER
Click on “Healthy Living” for a variety articles on nutrition, physical fitness, psychological health, and related subjects.
DEFENSE COMMISSARY AGENCY
This Web site can help you locate a commissary in your area and select and prepare healthful foods, with recipes and other advice.
FAST FOOD NUTRITION FACTS
Before heading out to a fast-food restaurant, check out this site for nutrition facts and suggestions for more healthful fast-food meals.
MILITARY.COM FITNESS CENTER
No matter what branch of the military you belong to or aspire to join, this site has the goods on how to get and stay fit. There is also a section entitled “Spouse and Family,” with information for beginners, kids, and people aiming for fitness, but not necessarily a military career.
Click on “Family & Recreation,” then “Recreation,” then “Physical Fitness,” then “Staying Fit” to get to information on free family memberships at participating YMCAs in the United States and Puerto Rico for eligible service members and their immediate families.
JOINING FORCES PROGRAM
Fitness professionals affiliated with the American Council on Exercise have committed to offering free fitness training services (such as personal training sessions or fitness classes) to activated National Guard members or Reservists and their families. Click on “Military Families” to locate participating fitness professionals in your area.
OUTWARD BOUND PROGRAM FOR VETERANS
(866) 467-7651 or (720) 497-2340
Click on “Professionals/Veterans/Groups” for information on Veteran Expeditions at Outward Bound. This fully funded program provides returning service men and women with an opportunity to participate in wilderness expeditions that are both physically and mentally challenging.
SIERRA CLUB MILITARY FAMILIES OUTDOORS
Sierra Club’s MFO program provides a variety of opportunities for military service members and their families to find respite and renewal through outdoor experiences.