Public Health

Get Active for Your Mental Health

By Leisha Ferguson, MS, public health educator, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center It’s that time of year when the days get longer and the temperature gets warmer. Now that you’ve packed away your winter clothing, you may consider getting more exercise to help you get fit for summer. Did you know that physical …

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Take the Guesswork Out of Healthy Eating with the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines

By Leisha Ferguson, MS, Public Health Educator, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Are you confused about what you should and should not eat? You’re not alone. All the conflicting nutrition information available can be overwhelming. That’s where the Dietary Guidelines for Americans1 can help. It offers nutrition guidance to promote health and prevent …

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NMCSD Taking the Lead on Mind Body Medicine and Hosting the first Military and Veteran Resiliency Medicine Summit

Editor’s Note:  On February 25-26, Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) will be hosting the first Military and Veteran Resiliency Medicine Summit as a way to equip healthcare providers with the cutting edge in self-care resiliency tools by highlighting the latest research, best practices throughout the DoD/VA and hands-on workshops to introduce various self-care skills such as mindfulness meditation and …

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Is Your Weight Weighing on Your Health?

By Anthony Barkley, M.Ed., Public Health Educator, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center You know that maintaining a healthy body weight is important to your overall well-being. But did you know that it can actually reduce stress on your body and improve everything from heart and lung function, to mood and memory, to hormones …

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10 Tips on how to #LiveHealthy in 2016!

Navy Medicine’s top Sailor, Force Master Chief (FORCM) Terry Prince, transformed his life in 2003 by dropping unhealthy habits and successfully completing an Iron Man triathlon in Hawaii. Today he continues to practice the healthy lifestyle changes he made for the Iron Man and motivates those around him to live a healthier life. Here are his top 10 tips for …

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