STRONG B.A.N.D.S.

7 Target Areas for Relationship Fitness How you perform in your social life can impact how well you can perform in other areas of your fitness. Use these 7 tips to optimize your relationship performance.
Tips on Raising healthy eaters

How you approach feeding your children influences their food choices, the amount they eat, and their weight. While it’s important for kids to maintain a healthy weight, it’s also helpful for them to determine when they’re hungry and when they’re full…Read More

Age-specific tips on Raising healthy eaters

Children need guidance from their parents about eating a well-balanced diet. As they grow, your interactions with them around food will change. They’ll take on more responsibility for feeding themselves too. Still, you’ll continue to influence their eating preferences through the foods you prepare and offer to them. Read on for age-specific tips to encourage your kids’ healthy eating too…Read More

Mental Skills for Optimal Performance

Warfighters and other kinds of athletes share stories of when they were able to rise to the occasion, performing optimally in the face of major challenges. The media calls this “the zone,” while researchers call this optimal mental state “flow.” You can’t force flow to happen, but you can set the stage to help you fall into it …Read More

The Impact of Sleep Loss on Performance

Sleep lays the foundation for the health and well-being of service members and their families, but for many, it’s hard to get enough sleep to maintain optimal performance. Sleep loss impacts many domains of optimal functioning—whether you’re at home, at work, or on a mission…Read More

Energy Drinks: Different Labels, Same Risk

Most energy drinks are now labeled with Nutrition Facts instead of Supplement Facts, but that doesn’t automatically make them safe. The most popular energy drinks contain about 80–120 mg of caffeine per serving (8 oz.)—about the same amount of caffeine in an 8-ounce coffee. Caffeine isn’t necessarily a bad thing…Read More