Snacks for Energy

Questions: “What are some good snacks that I can eat in the late afternoon when my energy slumps?” Averaging less than six hours of sleep, a carbohydrate-heavy lunch (think pizza), or your internal body clock can all cause an afternoon energy slump. Healthy snacking can help boost your energy, and protein-packed snacks may keep you from …

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Individual Fitness Plans

Questions: “My wife and I are looking for a nutritionist to help us with a balance of weight loss and exercise. Does the Guard offer one-on-one help for this in order to plan out what we need from month to month?” You and your wife have already made progress toward achieving your health goals by reaching …

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Sleep Aid Safety

Questions: “I have a lot of trouble falling asleep. I’m thinking about taking an over-the-counter sleeping pill. Is it safe?” The quick answer is: it depends. Over-the-counter sleeping pills can be safe if taken for two weeks or less. But they can cause unpleasant side effects—making you groggy, interfering with thinking or driving—and they can dangerously …

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Dealing with Depression and Anger

Questions: “I wanna know what I can do to fix my mental issues. I’ve been snapping at people for no reason. And I’m constantly depressed. I’ve lost interest in a lot of things. And I’m always angry.” Everyone feels sad or angry at times. But if you’re depressed, you may feel some or all of these …

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What is Spiritual Fitness?

Questions: “How does the Army define spiritual fitness?” Spirituality can mean something different to everyone. It is often defined by a person’s beliefs, upbringing, and life experiences. Spiritual fitness is one of several components aimed at promoting health and well-being in the Army way of life, according to Army Regulation 600-63. The regulation defines a spiritually …

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