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Go for Green encourages healthy options, better performance

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By Lindsay Marchello, Bayonet & Saber / Go for Green, a program that ensures Soldiers are making healthier choices while dining on post, is getting a face lift. “The Army has had Go for Green, the original version, for quite a while,” said Capt. Michael Noyes, Nutrition Care Division chief at Martin Army Community Hospital. “It wasn’t really standard or

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#BeThere during Suicide Prevention Month

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

From the Army Resiliency Directorate, G-1 / Suicide Prevention is a 365-days-a-year effort and a top priority for U.S. Army senior leaders. The Army takes a comprehensive and holistic approach to strengthening its people and mitigating risk by providing education, building protective factors, encouraging engagement and emphasizing early intervention. Particularly during the summer, the Army highlights its message of prevention,

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Building better Soldiers focus of gold medalist

Maj. Donald Bigham, deputy chief of the MCoE Human Dimension Integration Division, demonstrates the correct way to perform squat exercises.

By Gerald Williams, Bayonet & Saber / A gold medalist powerlifter has returned to Fort Benning to assist Soldiers with performance enhancement on Fort Benning. For the past two years, Maj. Donald Bigham, currently deputy chief of the Human Dimension Integration Division, previously worked as a head strength coach for the United States Army Physical Fitness School in Fort Jackson,

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First session of DA civilian fitness program concludes

William Randle, one of the 3rd Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment, and the Civilian Health Promotion Council Office's Civilian Health and Wellness Pilot Program participants, gets his pulse checked Aug. 30 during an assessment.

By Danielle Davis, Bayonet & Saber / Earlier this year, the 3rd Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment, and the Civilian Health Promotion Council Office sponsored a Civilian Health and Wellness Pilot Program. Participants underwent an evaluation Aug. 30 to determine their progress. The evaluation included a pulse monitoring and a three-minute step assessment. “The program is designed for a contract between

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ASAP encourages community to #BeThere

Suicide Prevention Month

By Danielle Davis, Bayonet & Saber / Suicide has no race, gender or creed,” said Jamisena Tarver, the Fort Benning Army Substance Abuse Program suicide prevention program manager. Each year, the Army recognizes Suicide Awareness Month during September. “ASAP provides training on substance abuse, drug and alcohol abuse. In my field, we provide suicide prevention and awareness information to all

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Vaccines Aren’t Just for Babies!

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By Pamela Kirkland, West Central Health District Columbus Health Department / August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and your local Health Department provides vaccines for every stage of your life. “Immunizations are the number one way to fight vaccine-preventable diseases,” said Cathy Henderson, RN, District Immunization Coordinator. “Most of us are focused on children’s immunizations during the back-to-school season, but

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Omega-3 study aims to improve cognitive processes in Soldiers

Second lieutenants assigned to the 199th Brigade's Infantry Basic Officer Leader's Course exit a Stryker during a field training exercise here at Fort Benning.

By Desiree Dillehay, Fort Benning Public Affairs / Second lieutenants entering Infantry Basic Officer Leaders Course at Fort Benning can now participate in a study that will determine if omega-3 supplementation improves cognitive processes in high-performing warfighters. The Ranger Resilience and Improved Performance on Phospholipid bound Omega-3’s study, conducted by the Medical University of South Carolina, is a voluntary, double-blind

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Performance TRIAD: sleep on it

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National Institutes of Health – News in Health / When you learn something new, the best way to remember it is to sleep on it. That’s because sleeping helps strengthen memories you’ve formed throughout the day. It also helps to link new memories to earlier ones. You might even come up with creative new ideas while you slumber. What happens

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