Military father and daughter
Military father and daughter

Originally written by experts with Military One Source

Good healthy and peak physical fitness are key to our military community’s force readiness. One of the best ways to build strength and stamina is to eat nutritious foods that will provide your body the energy and nutrients it needs in order for you to perform at your best. Here are some tips on how to build a better diet and improve your overall well-being:

Develop and maintain healthy habits

Eating healthy usually requires developing new dietary habits, but that doesn’t have to happen overnight. Small changes over time can make a big difference. You might begin with some of these suggestions:

  • Limit your sugar. Water is essential to keep the body hydrated. Replace soda, sugary sports drinks and large quantities of juice with water.
  • Lower your sodium.  High sodium consumption can raise blood pressure, which can contribute to stroke and heart disease. Start reading labels to raise your awareness of hidden sodium. Buy reduced sodium items whenever possible.

 

Read the full article on Military One Source: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/health-wellness/healthy-living/fitness-nutrition-active-living/practicing-good-nutrition-boosts-personal-performance/


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