Magazine article Army

'Health of the Force' Report Prescribes Performance Progress

Magazine article Army

'Health of the Force' Report Prescribes Performance Progress

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Active-duty soldiers could greatly improve their personal performance-and with it the Army's readiness-by getting more sleep, increasing their physical activity, and eating healthier foods, according to the U.S. Army Medical Command.

The first-of-its-kind report, called Health of the Forcet tracks chronic disease, obesity, tobacco use and numerous other health factors as well as the Performance Triad of sleep, physical activity and nutrition to create a snapshot of soldiers' health across 30 major installations.

The Army focuses on the Performance Triad, or P3, as a way to proactively promote health and prevention instead of dealing with chronic problems that develop over time. Given 100 as a perfect P3 score, the Army targeted 85 as an acceptable score for soldiers. No installation made the cut. …

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